29 episodes

Timothy Shanahan is a renowned expert on the teaching of literacy. This podcast addresses practical issues in teaching students to read and to read better.

Shanahan on Literacy Timothy Shanahan

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Timothy Shanahan is a renowned expert on the teaching of literacy. This podcast addresses practical issues in teaching students to read and to read better.

    What is the Best Way to Organize a Classroom for Reading Instruction?

    What is the Best Way to Organize a Classroom for Reading Instruction?

    This podcast explores how classroom reading instruction is best organized -- whole class or small group? The tendency has been to promote small group instruction over all other considerations -- an approach that is not often very successful. Find out why.

    • 10 min
    Does Research Support "guided reading"? Practical Advice on Directing Reading

    Does Research Support "guided reading"? Practical Advice on Directing Reading

    This podcast explores the role that guided reading should play in reading instruction and how best to support students during such reading experiences.

    • 16 min
    The Instructional Level Concept Revisited: Teaching With Complex Text

    The Instructional Level Concept Revisited: Teaching With Complex Text

    This podcast explores the idea of teaching students to read at their instructional level. It explains why this is not such a good idea beyond beginning readers.

    • 11 min
    Does Literature Count as Knowledge?

    Does Literature Count as Knowledge?

    These days there is a big push to emphasize knowledge in reading programs. This has led to welcome increases in emphasis on social studies and science texts in reading. But what about literature? Is there anything to be learned from stories and poems that would count as knowledge in this new regime? This podcast will explore that issue and provide some guidance to teachers on the matter.

    • 8 min
    Can a Program of Professional Development Raise Reading Achievement?

    Can a Program of Professional Development Raise Reading Achievement?

    This episode explores the value of professional development for improving reading achievement. Some school districts are investing heavily in very expensive professional development programs in the hopes these will raise reading achievement.

    • 9 min
    Small Group Phonics in the Classroom -- Good Idea or Not?

    Small Group Phonics in the Classroom -- Good Idea or Not?

    Teachers are often told that differentiation in instruction is important and in reading that tends to mean multiple groups of kids being taught different things. Is that a good idea for phonics? Why or Why not? This episode will answer those questions.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

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29 Ratings

escamillalbi ,

Thank you!

I’ve enjoyed your blog for many years! Thank you for this as well!

JEteach ,

New podcast

I am so happy that you have started this Podcast for your blogs. I track your blogs, but I have a hard time finding the time to read them. However, most every morning I listen to Podcasts on literacy so I am excited to add yours’ to it. Thank you

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