If you’ve listened to this show, you know how much we love to read. Yet a huge percentage of individuals will graduate from high school lacking the proficiency to learn effectively through reading. Since this statistic is anathema to us, we called up two folks writing the book on the subject, Drs. Denise Ross-Page and R. Douglas Greer. We discuss breaking down literacy skills into behavioral components, the differences between reading-to-learn and learning-to-read, and how the science of teaching can improve both outcomes. Also, is it possible to make reading a conditioned reinforcer for everyone?
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Articles discussed this episode:
Gentilini, L.M. & Greer, R.D. (2021). The effect of the establishment of conditioned reinforcement for reading content on second-graders’ reading achievement. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 14, 141-160. doi: 10.1007/s40617-020-00511-1
Hernandez, Donald J. (2011). Double jeopardy: How third-grade reading skills and poverty influence high school graduation. The Annie E. Casey Foundation: New York, NY.
Hugh-Pennie, A.K., Hernandez, M., Uwayo, M., Johnson, G., & Ross, D. (2021). Culturally relevant pedagogy and applied behavior analysis: Addressing educational disparities in PK-12 schools. Behavior Analysis in Practice. doi: 10.1007/s40617-021-00655-8
Ross-Page, D.E. & Greer, R.D. (in press). An introduction to a strategic science of teaching. In D. Ross-Page & R.D. Greer (Eds.),When text speaks: Learning to read & reading to learn (pp. 1-21). Sloan Publishing.
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