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Science of Reading: The Podcast will deliver the latest insights from researchers and practitioners in early reading. Via a conversational approach, each episode explores a timely topic related to the science of reading.

Science of Reading: The Podcast Amplify Education

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Science of Reading: The Podcast will deliver the latest insights from researchers and practitioners in early reading. Via a conversational approach, each episode explores a timely topic related to the science of reading.

    S4-02: Ensuring literacy success for all: Dr. Tracy Weeden

    S4-02: Ensuring literacy success for all: Dr. Tracy Weeden

    Dr. Tracy Weeden, CEO and President of the Neuhaus Education Center, joins host Susan Lambert to discuss ensuring literacy success for all. She shares what it means to be a literacy ally, what the ‘COVID Chrysalis’ is, and how teachers need to bridge the gap between the language students learn in school and the language they bring from home.

    Quote: 
    “Quality of life and literacy are intrinsically tied to one another.”
    Resources:

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    • 45 min
    S4-01: Applying the Science of Reading at any grade level: Laura Cusack

    S4-01: Applying the Science of Reading at any grade level: Laura Cusack

    Kicking off our new season, Susan Lambert hosts this special episode with Laura Cusack, Executive Director of K–8 ELA Strategy at Amplify. This dynamic duo sheds light on the pandemic’s effects on literacy achievement and strategizes how to make up for lost foundational skills while keeping students moving forward in grade-level learning. They also urge educators to make it a point to honor the diverse experience of their students during reading instruction.
    Quotes:
    “It’s all about growing and learning.”
    “When we get that diversity of kids in the classroom, we have to honor all of their experiences.”
    Resources:

    The Reading Comprehension Blueprint by Nancy Hennessy
    Speech to Print by Louisa Moats
    Amplify Science of Reading Handbook (Primers #1 and #2)
    Science of Reading: The Podcast w/ Louisa Moats Episode
    Science of Reading: The Podcast w/ Nancy Hennessy Episode
    Science of Reading: The Podcast w/ Laurence Holt Episode

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    • 44 min
    S3-13. Deconstructing the Rope: A look back at Season 3

    S3-13. Deconstructing the Rope: A look back at Season 3

    Join your host, Susan Lambert, as she recaps Deconstructing the Rope, our series for season 3 of Science of Reading: The Podcast. She highlights the special guests we’ve had this season such as Louisa Moats, Bruce McCandliss, and Sonia Cabell and shares their expert insights on Scarborough’s Reading Rope. From vocabulary to word and sight recognition, tune into this special episode and cement this knowledge in your Science of Reading journey.

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    • 34 min
    S3-12. Fostering accessible instruction for all: DeJunne’ Clark Jackson

    S3-12. Fostering accessible instruction for all: DeJunne’ Clark Jackson

    Join DeJunne’ Clark Jackson, Vice President of Program Development for the Center for Development and Learning, as she underscores how to overcome barriers in the delivery of accessible instruction to students. She also urges listeners to recognize and confront bias both inside and outside of the classroom in order to foster better experiences for educators and students. Finally, she leaves us with an anecdote on diversity, equity, and inclusion and speaks on the connection between the Science of Reading and dyslexia.

    Quotes:

    “The intersection of the Science of Reading and dyslexia is that the Science of Reading is the foundation for what dyslexia therapy is built upon.”

    “Access is the core and focus of equity. Bias is the major barrier of diversity. Inclusion is the ultimate goal.”

    Resources:

    Center for Development and Learning
    Plain Talk Conference

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    • 44 min
    S3-11. Continuously improving literacy instruction: Alana Mangham

    S3-11. Continuously improving literacy instruction: Alana Mangham

    Join Alana Mangham, literacy specialist for the Center for Development and Learning, as she shares her pathway from educator to changemaker in the Science of Reading field. She’ll also highlight her successful four-part literacy plan and urge you to question your instructional practices to better foster reading achievement in children today.

    Quotes:
    “The power in not being an expert to start out with is that we grow together.”
    “We need to give teachers credit, but we need to get to work. We have things to do.
    Resources:
    Center for Development and Learning
    Growing Reading Brains
    Plain Talk Conference
    Narrowing the Third Grade Reading Gap | EAB
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    • 42 min
    S3-10. Deconstructing the Rope: Language structures with Kate Cain

    S3-10. Deconstructing the Rope: Language structures with Kate Cain

    Join Kate Cain, professor of language and literacy at Lancaster University, as she unwinds language structures, a strand of Scarborough’s Reading Rope. In the latest episode of our Deconstructing the Rope series, Kate explores language structures in the simple view of reading and explains its connections across reading comprehension in literacy development. She also highlights the reciprocal relationship between books and conversation and underscores the importance of reading aloud to children from a young age to develop their vocabulary and semantics. 
    Quotes:
    “Simply knowing the individual word meanings and the word order alone is not going to be sufficient to have accurate sentence comprehension.”
    “The language of books is different from the language of conversation.”
    References:
    Professor Kate Cain’s Publications Site

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    • 46 min

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21 Ratings

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