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Episode Detail: Reading for Meaning - Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers

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.

Episodes: Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers (10)

8/28/2008: Toddling Toward Reading    Season 5, Episode 1
8/29/2007: A Chance to Read    Season 4, Episode 1
9/1/2006: Reading and the Brain    Season 3, Episode 1
3/31/2005: Becoming Bilingual    Season 2, Episode 2
3/31/2005: Empowering Parents    Season 2, Episode 1
9/29/2002: Reading for Meaning    Season 1, Episode 5
9/22/2002: Writing and Spelling    Season 1, Episode 4
9/15/2002: Fluent Reading    Season 1, Episode 3
9/8/2002: Sounds and Symbols    Season 1, Episode 2
9/1/2002: The Roots of Reading    Season 1, Episode 1

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Premiered: September 01, 2002, on PBS
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: A five-part series about how youngsters learn to read follows development from early awareness of letters through reading for meaning.

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