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This is the Reading Teachers Lounge where listeners can eavesdrop on professional conversations between elementary reading teachers. We are passionate about literacy and strive to find strategies to reach all learners. Shannon and Mary are neighbors who realized that they were “literacy soul sisters” at a dinner in their Atlanta neighborhood. Once they started chatting about reading they haven’t really stopped. Come join the conversation.

Reading Teachers Lounge Shannon Betts and Mary Saghafi

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This is the Reading Teachers Lounge where listeners can eavesdrop on professional conversations between elementary reading teachers. We are passionate about literacy and strive to find strategies to reach all learners. Shannon and Mary are neighbors who realized that they were “literacy soul sisters” at a dinner in their Atlanta neighborhood. Once they started chatting about reading they haven’t really stopped. Come join the conversation.

    Season 2 Finale

    Season 2 Finale

    Shannon and Mary catch up after their Season 2 hiatus to discuss Quarantine Life, Home Learning, and what's next.RESOURCE LINKS: COME JOIN THE CONVERSATION!Our WebsiteFacebookInstagramShannon's TpT Store

    • 29 min
    We love FCRR!

    We love FCRR!

    Shannon and Mary share their favorite free research-based literacy resources from FCRR.

    • 43 min
    Spelling Tests: Good or Bad? with special guest Alison from Learning at the Primary Pond

    Spelling Tests: Good or Bad? with special guest Alison from Learning at the Primary Pond

    Shannon and Mary speak with consultant and literacy specialist Allison from Learning at the Primary Pond all about spelling tests and best practices in phonics instruction. Resource Links:blog post by Alison at Learning At the Primary PondLiteracy...

    • 40 min
    Shared Reading

    Shared Reading

    Shannon and Mary discuss the Balanced Literacy component of Shared Reading, which is interactive reading with teacher guided support.

    • 30 min
    Reading Wars

    Reading Wars

    Shannon and Mary discuss the polarizing camps of reading instruction and how to navigate the field to help your struggling readers find success.

    • 37 min
    Balanced Literacy versus Structured Literacy

    Balanced Literacy versus Structured Literacy

    Mary describes the differences between Balanced Literacy vs. Structured Literacy.

    • 19 min

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CSgrade3Teacher ,

Awesome PD

Awesome! I love listening to, Mary and Shannon, two reading teachers. I have learned so much about helping my students read! I listen to their episodes over and over again and take notes on many of their ideas. Thanks for such helpful PD!

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