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Pardon our stardust...

After many, many years in our original online home, the Barksdale Reading Institute is joining forces with WETA/Reading Rockets and First Book to transform Reading Universe into a free, modern, multimedia-rich platform to better support you as you teach children to read and write, no matter their age. 

Here’s a sneak peek of Reading Universe 2.0! 

Coming Summer 2024!

We're working hard to launch the new site mid-summer. And we'll be adding more content through the fall and into 2024. If you'd like a notification when the time comes, please subscribe to our email updates.

Reading Universe is made possible by generous support from Jim & Donna Barksdale, the American Federation of Teachers, the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and three anonymous donors.

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