Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers 2002 | TV Show

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A five-part series about how youngsters learn to read follows development from early awareness of letters through reading for meaning.

Premiered: September 1, 2002

Rating: TV-G

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Season 1, Episode 5 Reading for Meaning

First Aired: September 29, 2002

Author Frank McCourt (“Angela's Ashes”) hosts the series finale, which follows youngsters as they read for meaning, and surveys educational strategies for enhancing comprehension and promoting conceptual knowledge. Also: author William Dean Myers and his son Christopher, who illustrated the elder Myers' book “Harlem,” help youngsters make up stories.

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September 22, 2002

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