25 episodes

In each episode of Reading Road Trip from IDA Ontario, host and classroom teacher Kate Winn explores evidence-based literacy instruction with a fabulous guest. From researchers and authors to educators and advocates, they're all sharing practical ideas that can be implemented now in your class, school or district!

New episodes dropping each Monday across the summer.

Reading Road Trip International Dyslexia Association Ontario

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    • 4.7 • 33 Ratings

In each episode of Reading Road Trip from IDA Ontario, host and classroom teacher Kate Winn explores evidence-based literacy instruction with a fabulous guest. From researchers and authors to educators and advocates, they're all sharing practical ideas that can be implemented now in your class, school or district!

New episodes dropping each Monday across the summer.

    S3 E3: Raising Readers From Birth with Maya Payne Smart

    S3 E3: Raising Readers From Birth with Maya Payne Smart

    Join us this week for a chat with parent educator Maya Payne Smart. Kate and Maya walk through clear, actionable steps to empower parents to support their child's language and literacy development.
    Maya is the author of Reading for Our Lives: A Literacy Action Plan from Birth to Six. It is excellent - well-researched, clear, and parent-friendly - and even a great read for teachers, too!
    Eager to learn more? Maya's website is a treasure trove of resources for parents and educators. From book recommendations to tips to build language and literacy, don't miss it.
    Maya recommended the picture books The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read and An Inconvenient Alphabet: Ben Franklin & Noah Webster's Spelling Revolution.

    • 38 min
    S3 E2: Reading Science Surprises with Anna Geiger

    S3 E2: Reading Science Surprises with Anna Geiger

    This week, Kate welcomes fellow podcaster Anna Geiger from The Measured Mom. As two teachers who have shifted from balanced literacy to structured literacy, this episode is filled with candid discussion as Kate and Anna highlight the biggest surprises they encountered along the way!
    Anna is the CEO of The Measured Mom, host of Triple R Teaching, and the author of the soon-to-be released book, Reach All Readers: Using the Science of Reading to Transform Your Literacy Instruction.
    Show Notes:

    Emily Hanford's reporting, including her article At a Loss for Words, was key to Anna's structured literacy journey. Catch Emily's season 2 episode of Reading Road Trip, too!
    Dr. Mark Seidenberg's book, Language at the Speed of Sight, provides comprehensive insight into how students learn to read, challenging instructional practices that aren't aligned with this research
    Ready for the tables to be turned? Anna interviewed Kate on Triple R Teaching with an episode focusing on structured literacy in kindergarten

    • 43 min
    S3 E1: Live with Dr. Anita Archer & Dr. Sonia Cabell!

    S3 E1: Live with Dr. Anita Archer & Dr. Sonia Cabell!

    Season 3 of Reading Road Trip kicks off with a candid conversation between literacy greats: Dr. Anita Archer and Dr. Sonia Cabell.
    Anita and Sonia recorded this episode at the 2024 Literacy & Learning Conference. Their conversation is both thoughtful and lighthearted - we hope you will enjoy!
     
    Show Notes:


    Sonia is a co-author of the new book Strive-for-Five Conversations: A Framework That Gets Kids Talking to Accelerate Their Language Comprehension and Literacy


    Anita is a co-author of the legendary text Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching


    All About Words: Increasing Vocabulary in the Common Core Classroom by Tanya Wright and Susan Neuman is a book both Sonia and Anita discussed


    Anita mentioned the research on Direct Instruction. This is summarized in the book All Students Can Succeed: A Half Century of Research on the Effectiveness of Direct Instruction


    Kate brought up a document Anita wrote on scaffolding reading comprehension


    Check out Kate's new home office setup - complete with a set of Archerisms!
     

    • 52 min
    Season 3 Coming July 1!

    Season 3 Coming July 1!

    Buckle up - Reading Road Trip is back for a third season!
    Join classroom teacher Kate Winn for a jam-packed season featuring fabulous guests. From researchers and authors to educators and advocates, they're all sharing practical ideas that can be implemented now in your class, school, board or district!

    • 2 min
    S2 E10: Reading Science: What Teachers Really NEED To Know with Dr. Jennifer Buckingham

    S2 E10: Reading Science: What Teachers Really NEED To Know with Dr. Jennifer Buckingham

    Season 2 of Reading Road Trip closes out with a conversation with Dr. Jennifer Buckingham. Kate and Jennifer dig into reading science - what do teachers really need to know? From syllable types to comprehension strategies, linguistic terms to cognitive science, this episode distinguishes between what is a "need to know" and what is "nice to know." 
     
    Dr. Jennifer Buckingham is the director of strategy and senior research fellow at MultiLit, and is the founder and director of the Five from Five Literacy Project.
     
    Show Notes:

    Jennifer's research report, Need to Know or Nice to Know, explores many of the topics discussed in the episode
    Kate also mentioned Jennifer's blog Don't Discard Comprehension Strategies
    Jennifer brought up Dr. Daniel Willingham's blog, Can Children be Taught to Comprehend What They Read?

     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    S2 E9: How To Teach Writing with Dr. Steve Graham

    S2 E9: How To Teach Writing with Dr. Steve Graham

    In this week's episode, Kate chats with Dr. Steve Graham about all things writing. Dr. Graham highlights the importance of handwriting and spelling, and unpacks evidence-based strategy instruction to build strong writers.
     
    Show Notes: 

    Steve is an author and editor of many books, including Best Practices in Writing Instruction and Writing Better
    Steve and his co-author Dolores Perin explore many of the evidence-based strategies discussed in this episode in Writing Next, a meta-analysis on effective writing instruction
    Learn more about Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) at thinkSRSD, or with the books Powerful Writing Strategies for All Students or Building Comprehension in Adolescents

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Slynkygirl ,

Single best episode of a reading podcast EVER

Just listened to season 1 episode 8 w dr Carolyn Strom. I’m a trained Dyslexia Interventionist and have taught kids to read for over 30 years. She answered questions I’ve had for years and presented the clearest explanation I’ve heard about how the brain learns to read. If you need a way to explain this to parents - give this a listen!

Dlaonhhi ,

Sing Road trip all episodes

I have spent my Monday mornings listening to reading road trip. I have shared this podcast with fellow teachers and anyone who is interested in the science of reading.
Every episode, I learn something new! Thank you so much for putting in the time and effort to create the podcast.

TutorChick ,

Sandra/ Owner of a supplement education company.

I so appreciated this podcast. It has made the why to some questions answered. For example, the sound wall with the mouth was explained well. I have my undergraduate degree in speech and language. In my practice it is just automatic for me to teach placement of mouth structures. So glad to hear the explanation of this tool and it’s importance. There is much more I could comment on, however, I will keep my comment short. I recommend this podcast to everyone teaching foundational reading.

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