Top educators, authors, and literacy experts answer questions from teachers.
Power Tools for Growing Knowledge, Vocabulary, and Reading Comprehension
Educator, school leader, and literacy curriculum expert David Liben explains the effectiveness of knowledge-building as a core part of literacy learning, the research behind it, and how creating and implementing a general knowledge curriculum can get results at even the lowest-performing schools.
Season 2, Episode 4. A 360º View of Literacy: Power Tools for Growing Knowledge, Vocabulary, and Reading Comprehension
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Metacognition—The Missing Link in Reading Instruction
Extensive research demonstrates the essential role that metacognition plays in reading comprehension. Reading expert Peter Afflerbach explains clearly how developing a metacognitive mindset and metacognitive strategy toolkit places students on the road to self-aware, independent, and fluent reading.
Season 2, Episode 3. A 360º View of Literacy: Metacognition—The Missing Link in Reading Instruction
The Science and the Art of Reading Fluency
Fluency experts Tim Rasinski and Lynne Kulich shed light on all the benefits of fluency mastery—automaticity and expression, but also improvement in word recognition, phonics, and comprehension. Expressive reading inspires joy and affects all reading skills. Proven tools for teaching it are shared.
Season 2, Episode 2. A 360º View of Literacy: The Science and the Art of Reading Fluency
Leveraging Knowledge for Reading Success
Renowned researcher Gina Cervetti discusses the cognitive benefits of incorporating students’ personal, experiential, and cultural knowledge into literacy learning—stressing the importance of content area instruction and of language arts as a place where knowledge is both leveraged and developed.
Season 2, Episode 1. A 360º View of Literacy: Leveraging Knowledge for Reading Success
AAPI Voices in the Classroom
Jessica Velasco, a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Educator and Consultant, joins Patty McGee for a look at today’s classroom through an AAPI lens. Learn more at TeachersTalkShop.com.
Equity and the Sciences of Reading
Patty McGee and Dr. Rachael Gabriel discuss the intersection of equity and the Sciences of Reading. They explore research-based strategies for differentiated instruction that supports literacy achievement for every student. Learn more at TeachersTalkShop.com.