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Welcome! I’m still busily working on a dissertation and supporting new teachers. Questions have been on my mind a lot this school year! How are they being used in classrooms? Is it effective? How can we enhance the use of questions in our classrooms? Two peer-reviewed articles that addressed these questions caught my eye recently. In this episode I…
 
Hi! I’m busy writing a dissertation and coaching new teachers, but I wanted to drop a quick line and talk about what our previous guests on the show have been up to- and there’s been quite a bit. Check out this quick, 6 minute show to find out! ~Jake Articles Referenced in the Show: ILA Timothy And Cynthia Shanahan Outstanding Dissertation Award Fo…
 
Welcome to Episode 21 of the teaching literacy podcast! I am very excited for today’s guest Today Dr. Pamela Snow joins us to talk about a new framework she’s developed called SOLAR- Science of Language and Reading. Our discussion outlines the important relationship between reading and language. Dr. Snow is a Professor of Cognitive Psychology and h…
 
Welcome to Episode 20 of the Teaching Literacy Podcast! I titled today’s Episode 20 Years of NRP 2000, which seemed fitting for Epsiode 20. I didn’t plan it that way, it’s just how the cookie crumbled. Before we get to that though, a few announcements. -Teaching Literacy Podcast is now available on Spotify, which is something I’m super excited abou…
 
Welcome to Episode 19 of the Teaching Literacy Podcast. Partner reading is a common practice in many classrooms, but how does one form of partner reading, dyad reading, influence the academic and attitude outcomes of students? Today my guest Dr. Kathleen Mohr and I address this very question. This show is an exciting one for me, because Dr. Mohr ha…
 
Welcome to episode 18 of the teaching literacy podcast. Read alouds are a common practice in elementary classrooms, but do students benefit from this practice and how can teachers become better at implementing read alouds in their classroom? My guests today have researched these and similar questions for over a decade. Their names are Dr. Doris Bak…
 
Homogeneous grouping is a very popular practice, especially in younger grades, but how effective is homogeneous grouping? Do different students benefit more from it? My guest today recently published a study investigating these very questions. Her name is Dr. Susan Patrick and she is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Leadership, Policy, a…
 
Welcome to Episode 16 of the teaching literacy podcast. I hope the end of your school year went well, and that you get a well earned break this summer Many teachers use the summer to think about how to improve their literacy instruction for the upcoming school year. You are probably like that, (maybe not quite yet!) but you might be thinking of way…
 
Welcome to the Teaching Literacy Podcast! I hope this episode finds you healthy and that your teaching has thrived in spite of current events. I’m very excited for today’s episode. It’s becoming clear that we are in middle of a landmark event for education, worldwide. COVID-19 forced us all to turn on a dime and migrate all of our instruction onlin…
 
Welcome to another episode of the Teaching Literacy Podcast. It is great to have you with us for another great episode. I hope you and your families are well and healthy, and that your work is as productive and influential as ever. I’m very excited for today’s episode, today I have a great discussion with Dr. Derrik Tollefson and his wife, Cassie a…
 
Developing readers will likely encounter thousands of unfamiliar words over the course of a school year. How will you teach those words to your students? My guest today is Dr. Freddy Hiebert and she has some excellent insight to this conundrum in her new book ”Teaching Words and How They Work” We have an excellent […]…
 
Welcome to this special supplemental episode of the Teaching Literacy Podcast. Due to current events, eLearning seems to be at the front of everyone’s mind. Yesterday, schools in my state of Utah were cancelled for 14 days due to Coronovirus, and I know there are thousands of schools nationwide where this is occurring. Naturally, eLearning […]…
 
Does what we do in oral reading fluency transfer to silent reading? That may not be a question you’ve thought much about- I know I certainly didn’t before I was introduced to today’s topic. Oral reading fluency is a major milestone on the way to building a successful reader, but most authentic reading in the […]…
 
When a student is required to write about a text, what contributes to writing a successful summary? The first answer that may come to your mind is ‘reading comprehension’ did they understand the text the read in the first place? And you would be correct! Reading comprehension matters a whole lot when writing summaries. But […]…
 
When was the last time you veered from your lesson plan? Why did you do it? Did your adaptation turn out better than your original plan? This episode, I discuss the adaptations teachers make during literacy, instruction with Dr. Margaret Vaughn of University of Idaho. We discuss how often teachers adapt instruction, what types of […]…
 
Join me for an excellent conversation with Dr. Chenyi Zhang of Georgia State University. We discuss how to think about writing with preschoolers and six best practices for integrating writing during morning meeting. This is a very pragmatic episode for anyone who teaches pre-K! Practices Discussed: Have writing materials on hand Write the routines …
 
Join us for part 2 of an excellent conversation with Dr. D Ray Reutzel Reading Hall of Fame Inductee Dr. D Ray Reutzel joins us this week to discuss his coauthored book Young Meaning Makers: Reading Comprehension in Grades K-2 We discuss how oral language can be used to support comprehension in the classroom, strategies for […]…
 
Reading Hall of Fame Inductee Dr. D Ray Reutzel joins us this week to discuss his coauthored book Young Meaning Makers: Reading Comprehension in Grades K-2 We discuss the Construction Integration model of reading, how it relates to the CCSS, and how to use both to leverage student comprehension. The book says K-2, but this […]…
 
Join us for part 2 of our conversation with Dr. Chase Young on strategies for supporting student fluency using the RTI framework. It’s great conversation on Tier 2 and Tier 3 strategies. Dr. Young is an associate professor at Sam Houston State University and the author of Tiered Fluency Instruction: Supporting Diverse Learners in Grade […]…
 
Join me this episode in an excellent discussion on reading fluency with Dr. Chase Young. Dr. Young is an associate professor at Sam Houston State University, and author of the recent book Tiered Fluency Instruction: Supporting Diverse Learners in Grades 2-5. In this two-part interview we discuss the components of fluency and how readers theater […]…
 
Join me for a great conversation with Dr. John Z Strong from the University at Buffalo on how to support students in reading difficult texts. Highlights include: -A discussion on the difference between text complexity and text difficulty (and why it matters) -Suggestions for how to group students in reading difficult texts -A sample walk […]…
 
Dr. Lindsey Moses from ASU joins us to talk about an observational study of first graders during independent reading time. We have a great conversation about the history of independent reading, findings from her study, and what it means for the classroom. Connect with Dr. Moses- Website: LindseyMoses.weebly.com Twitter: @DrLindseyMoses Moses, L., &…
 
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