Shanahan on Literacy
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.
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What is the Best Way to Organize a Classroom for Reading Instruction?
APRIL 13, 2024
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.
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Does Research Support "guided reading"? Practical Advice on Directing Reading
APRIL 06, 2024
This podcast explores the role that guided reading should play in reading instruction and how best to support students during such reading experiences.
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The Instructional Level Concept Revisited: Teaching With Complex Text
MARCH 23, 2024
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.
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