Expanding the Science of Reading
The Science of Reading refers to a much-discussed body of research around how students learn to read. But what could be missing from the conversation? Dr. Peter Afflerbach discusses broadening our view of the science available to inform the instruction of developing readers—from phonics and phonemic awareness to metacognition, motivation and self-efficacy.Listen Now
Quick Phonics Assessments So Learning Doesn’t Decay
Teachers need easy-to-use, efficient ways to check for mastery so students’ understanding builds swiftly and surely. In this podcast, Wiley Blevins explains the wisdom of assessing both accuracy and automaticity, and the how-tos of comprehensive and cumulative assessments.Listen Now
Hey, Language Is a System, So Why Wouldn't We Teach It Like One?
In this podcast, Wiley Blevins explains why explicit, systematic instruction is not only scientifically proven but easier for teachers to implement than other approaches. Discover the power behind a defined scope and sequence, a built-in spiral review, and how to differentiate instruction in whole and small groups.Listen Now
Key Learning Tools for a Crucial Phase in a Reader’s Life
Not all decodables are created equal. In this podcast, Wiley Blevins explains why these books got a bad rap, how to find great ones, and what teachers can do with them to give Kindergarteners and first graders practice reading connected text and application to writing.Listen Now