Jeanne Chall Reading Lab

About the Jeanne Chall Reading Lab (JCRL)

HGSE faculty Jen Cheatham & Ebony Bridwell-Mitchell in the Jeanne Chall Reading Lab, 2022.The Jeanne Chall Reading Lab (JCRL) was founded in 1966 for the purposes of training teachers and reading specialists, conducting research in reading, and serving the local community. The collections hold over 5,300 items. The JCRL is directed by HGSE Literacy & Languages Concentration faculty Senior Lecturer on Education Pamela Mason. For questions about the JCRL, please contact Prof. Mason or reach the JCRL team at

Location & Hours

HGSE campus, Larsen Hall, G10 (ground level)
Harvard students may visit the Lab to study and/or browse the resources. Students are also able to check out books and materials.


Photo Caption: Educational leadership faculty members Jen Cheatham and Ebony Bridwell-Mitchell look through the JCRL's big book collection.

The JCRL Online Catalog

The JCRL searchable catalog includes information about the collections' assessments, big books, chapter books & early readers, curricula, decodable readers, F&P leveled library (Scholastic), Little Celebrations leveled library, nonfiction & information texts/readers, old guided reading texts, picture books, poetry, professional development items, reference books for kids, resources for educators & parents, Scholastic Wiggleworks, and Voices leveled library.