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Listen Up: Five Stellar Science of Reading Podcasts Worth Trying

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
These podcasts offer an entertaining and engaging way to learn more about the science of reading.
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Loving the Science of Reading With Melissa and Lori

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Podcasters and educators Melissa Loftus and Lori Sappington talk science of reading, their favorite podcast moments, and more.
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Scope and Sequence: What Is It, and How Do Educators Use It to Guide Instruction?

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Learn how to gain an understanding of whether a literacy program provides systematic and thorough instruction for all students.
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Putting the Science of Reading Into Policy With Dr. Kymyona Burk

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Thoughts on the science of reading, literacy laws, and the importance of foundational reading skills.
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Embracing Translanguaging in the Classroom with Bilingual Texts

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Using more than one language supports English learners and helps create an equitable environment.
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What Is the Science of Reading?

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Find out why it’s important to have a common understanding of such a widely used term and take a closer look at the type of science in the science of reading.
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Drama in the Classroom: Reader’s Theatre as Fluency Practice

Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Read tips on how to implement reader’s theatre in the classroom and download free reader’s theatre scripts.
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Celebrating Students’ Identities and Experiences With Culturally Relevant Texts

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Selecting stories that reflect students’ interests and backgrounds can be a useful tool for increasing classroom participation and engagement.
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The Intersection of Dyslexia, Struggles With Reading, and Mental Health

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Learn more about the mental health impacts and strategies to help children with dyslexia.
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Workshopping a Play: Teaching Literacy Skills Through Playwriting

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Students can practice revising their own writing along with giving and receiving feedback through collaborative playwriting workshops.
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Purposeful Playwriting: Teaching Literacy Skills Through Playwriting

Thursday, September 1, 2022
Students can learn literacy skills and write about issues they are passionate about through this unique genre of writing.
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Prewriting Strategies May Reduce Apprehension Towards Writing

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Brainstorming, concept mapping, and freewriting can help students organize their thoughts and gain confidence as writers.
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Learning English with your Children and Teens: Using a Chore Chart to Practice Overall Fluency

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Planning out the week’s chores provides an excellent opportunity to practice English skills.
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Learning English With Your Children and Teens: Practice Paraphrasing With a New Game

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
English learners can have fun with their families and learn a communication strategy by making and playing a card game.
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Identifying Phonological Working Memory Struggles and Intervening With Instruction

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Proficiency with phonological working memory is a part of developing other literacy skills.