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TLP's host is Jake, a 4th grade teacher and PhD student. Every week he interviews literacy experts on their literacy research, what it means for teachers, and ideas for classroom implementation.

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TLP's host is Jake, a 4th grade teacher and PhD student. Every week he interviews literacy experts on their literacy research, what it means for teachers, and ideas for classroom implementation.

    Episode 10: Reviewing a Decade of Early Literacy Research with Drs. Emily Brown Hoffman and Colleen Whittingham

    Episode 10: Reviewing a Decade of Early Literacy Research with Drs. Emily Brown Hoffman and Colleen Whittingham

    There’s a lot research out there, and more continues to be published every day. Each quality study on reading has it’s importance- but what are the trends in the field of research?







    That’s exactly of what my guests in this episode set out to do. Drs. Emily Brown Hoffman and Colleen Whittingham sifted through nearly 6,500 journal articles to understand the trends in early literacy research between the years of 2005 and 2015.







    The three of us cover a lot of ground in this one- phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, and comprehension as well as broader topics such as technology integration and diverse student populations.







    There’s plenty of takeaways in this episode- from thinking about how literacy research connects to practice to how to improve practice in your classroom.







    References:







    Hoffman, E. B., Whittingham, C. E., & Teale, W. H. (2018). A Decade of Early Literacy Research: Who Did What, Where, and to What End?. The Reading Teacher, 72(3), 283-288.







    Teale, W. H., Whittingham, C. E., & Hoffman, E. B. (2018). Early literacy research, 2006–2015: A decade of measured progress. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468798418754939

    • 55 min
    Episode 09: Student Agency in Literacy with Dr. Margaret Vaughn

    Episode 09: Student Agency in Literacy with Dr. Margaret Vaughn

    How do your readers view themselves as readers? How do they view their own persistence? Their opportunity to make decisions within your classroom? What their perceptions of their own persistence?







    These questions are all aspects of student agency, and in this episode I talk with Dr. Margaret Vaughn about the Student Agency Profile (StAP) that she developed to help understand how students view their own agency within their classroom.







    In this episode we talk about the 6 aspects of agency, why it matters in the classroom, and ideas for how the StAP could be used within the classroom. If you’re interested in helping your readers see themselves as readers, this episode has a lot of takeaways for you.









    6 Aspects of Agency







    Self-Perception







    Persistence







    Interactiveness







    Intentionality







    Choice-Making

















    Email Dr. Vaughn for more information about the StAP as well as a PDF of her article. Link to Dr. Vaughn’s UI bio







    Reference:







    Vaughn, M., Premo, J., Sotirovska, V. V., & Erickson, D. (2019). Evaluating agency in literacy using the student agency profile. The Reading Teacher, 73(4), 427-441.

    • 25 min
    Episode 08: Adaptive Literacy Teaching with Dr. Margaret Vaughn

    Episode 08: Adaptive Literacy Teaching with Dr. Margaret Vaughn

    When was the last time you veered from your lesson plan? Why did you do it? Did your adaptation turn out better than your original plan?







    This episode, I discuss the adaptations teachers make during literacy, instruction with Dr. Margaret Vaughn of University of Idaho. We discuss how often teachers adapt instruction, what types of adaptations they make, and why teachers make these adaptations.







    Dr. Vaughn specializes in adaptive teaching, teacher visioning, and issues of agency. I walked away from this interview with a whole new insight on the adaptations I make in my classroom. This is an episode you won’t want to miss.







    Link to Dr. Vaughn’s UI bio







    Link to the University of Idaho Guided Reading Library







    Reference:







    Vaughn, M. (2019). Adaptive Teaching During Reading Instruction: A Multi-Case Study. Reading Psychology, 40(1), 1-33.

    • 28 min
    Episode 07 Integrating Writing with Morning Meeting for Preschoolers with Dr. Chenyi Zhang

    Episode 07 Integrating Writing with Morning Meeting for Preschoolers with Dr. Chenyi Zhang

    Join me for an excellent conversation with Dr. Chenyi Zhang of Georgia State University. We discuss how to think about writing with preschoolers and six best practices for integrating writing during morning meeting. This is a very pragmatic episode for anyone who teaches pre-K!







    Practices Discussed:







    Have writing materials on hand







    Write the routines







    Share the pen







    Scaffold writing attempts







    Build community







    Keep writing explicit and brief







    Link to Urban Child Study Center







    Referenced Article:







    Zhang, C., & Quinn, M. F. (2018). Promoting early writing skills through morning meeting routines: Guidelines for best practices. Early Childhood Education Journal, 46(5), 547-556.

    • 34 min
    Episode 06 Comprehension: CI Theory and Practice Part 2 with Dr. D. Ray Reutzel

    Episode 06 Comprehension: CI Theory and Practice Part 2 with Dr. D. Ray Reutzel

    Join us for part 2 of an excellent conversation with Dr. D Ray Reutzel







    Reading Hall of Fame Inductee Dr. D Ray Reutzel joins us this week to discuss his coauthored book Young Meaning Makers: Reading Comprehension in Grades K-2







    We discuss how oral language can be used to support comprehension in the classroom, strategies for close reading, and how teach a comprehension lesson with CI Thoery mind. The book says K-2, but this epiosde is full of takeaways for anyone wanting to leverage comprehension better in the classroom.







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    Link to Young Meaning Makers







    Link to Dr. Reutzel’s recent award

    • 36 min
    Episode 05 Comprehension: CI Theory and Practice with Dr. D. Ray Reutzel

    Episode 05 Comprehension: CI Theory and Practice with Dr. D. Ray Reutzel

    Reading Hall of Fame Inductee Dr. D Ray Reutzel joins us this week to discuss his coauthored book Young Meaning Makers: Reading Comprehension in Grades K-2







    We discuss the Construction Integration model of reading, how it relates to the CCSS, and how to use both to leverage student comprehension. The book says K-2, but this epiosde is full of takeaways for anyone wanting to leverage comprehension better in the classroom.







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    Link to Young Meaning Makers







    Link to Dr. Reutzel’s recent award

    • 34 min

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