TRT Podcast#57: Reaction to Fountas & Pinnell #1 - But you CAN have conversations about the science of reading Fountas and Pinnell tell us they're staying out of the current debate about teaching reading because it isn't productive. But there ARE safe, sane places to discuss the current research. Tune in to learn more! Listen to the episode here Full episode transcript Related resources Fountas ... Read More
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TRT Podcast#56: Introducing a new series: Reacting to Fountas and Pinnell Fountas and Pinnell are big names in the field of literacy education. But for years they've been accused of advocating methods that do not align with reading research. Fountas and Pinnell have finally responded to this criticism in a 10-part blog series called "Just to Clarify." This episode is the introduction to a 10-part series in which I ... Read More
TRT Podcast#55: A simple process for teaching sight words We've learned that teaching students to memorize sight words as wholes isn't the way to go. But what should we do instead? This episode will walk you through a simple process for teaching sight words. Listen to the episode here Full episode transcript Related resources Our sight word blog series begins here. Free sight word lessons and ... Read More
TRT Podcast#54: The most important thing to remember when teaching sight words There's a lot of misinformation out there about teaching sight words. In this episode, we boil it down to the MOST important thing to get right. Listen to the episode here Full episode transcript Related blog posts, podcast episodes, and other resources Our sight word blog series begins here. Strongly recommended book (I read the ... Read More
TRT Podcast#53: 4 Common misconceptions about teaching sight words Should we use the Dolch grade-level lists to help us decide which sight words to teach? Should we teach our students to memorize sight words as wholes? And should beginning reading instruction START with sight words? Get answers to these questions and more as we look at common misconceptions surrounding the teaching of sight words. Listen to the ... Read More
TRT Podcast#52: Science of Reading Q & A: #2 What should you do with all your leveled books? Is there any place for them in a science of reading classroom? What should you do when students just can't master their short vowel sounds? When do you move on? And what about assessing struggling readers? Should you use Fountas & Pinnell's benchmark assessment to find their reading level? Get answers to these ... Read More