Reading Teachers Lounge

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Rating
4.7
from
91 reviews
This podcast has
62 episodes
Language
Explicit
No
Date created
2018/11/09
Last published
2022/06/23
Average duration
49 min.
Release period
25 days

Description

This is the Reading Teachers Lounge where listeners can eavesdrop on professional conversations between elementary reading teachers. We are passionate about literacy and strive to find strategies to reach all learners. Shannon and Mary are neighbors who realized that they were “literacy soul sisters” at a dinner in their Atlanta neighborhood. Once they started chatting about reading they haven’t really stopped. Come join the conversation.

Podcast episodes

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Long and Short Vowels
2022/06/23
Shannon and Mary share some new understandings they've discovered about the differences between long and short vowels.  They chat about how they'll modify some phonics activities for students after discovering these new understandings. Episode Resources: The ABC's and All  Their Tricks by Margaret M. Bishop (*Amazon affiliate link)our Season 1 episode about Short Vowelsour Season 1 episode about Long Vowelsour Season 4 episode about Sound WallsShannon's Long and Short Vowel Soccer gameShannon's phonics unitsFCRR Long and Short Vowel picture sortFCRR Long and Short Vowel word sortHot Logic Mini Oven https://amzn.to/3jO2C4l (*Amazon affiliate link) Daily Harvest (Get $35 off your first box when you use this link) COME JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Our Website    Support the show
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Differentiation for Different Readers
2022/06/16
Shannon and Mary chat with Nancy Young, the creator of the Ladder of Reading & Writing,  about differentiated instruction for readers at different levels.      [Note: Our podcast has explicit permission from Nancy Young to use her Ladder infographic image and information with our audience.]  In this episode we discuss the equitable need for differentiation, in order to "offer children what they need based on where they are."   Strategies, examples, and activities are shared for teachers to modify their literacy instruction based on the unique needs of their readers. Episode Resources: Nancy Young's websiteNancy's blog post about her updates to the LadderThe Updated Ladder of Reading and Writing (in pdf form)Nancy Young's Structured Literacy PrimerLadder of Reading and Writing: Terms DefinedPermission request to use the Ladder of Reading and WritingResources from Nancy Young about the Ladder of Reading and WritingOur episode from Season 4 about the Ladder's updatesRecording of Nancy Young's presentation about Differentiation Carol Connors' Differentiation researchSchoolwide Enrichment Model of Reading Curriculum CompactingA Little Bit of ChillFun, light-hearted Podcast full of self-help and suggestions to help you find your chillListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Clarity Cafe PodcastA little self-help & a lot of laughs in this sip-sized podcast full of good vibesListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Chalk and Ink: The Podcast for Teachers Who Write and Writers Who TeachChalk and Ink is a biweekly podcast that interviews teachers who write and writers who...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Girl Means BusinessKendra Swalls is a former teacher turned photographer and business coach. Each week she...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Support the show
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Just Right Reading Books for Families and Students
2022/06/02
Shannon chats with Sarah Rich, CEO of Just Right Reader, about her company that provides decodable readers to students, families, teachers, and schools.  Sarah and Shannon talk about how decodable texts are important for the right reading practice for students.   Sarah provides details about their mission to make reading fun and for students to learn to read with engaging decodables that are representative of students in America's schools. Episode Resources: Decodable Book Collection from Just Right ReaderSample Decodablesabout Just Right ReaderFamily Literacy BoxesJust Right Reader on InstagramJust Right Reader on FacebookJust Right Reader's Phonics Scope and SequenceDecodable Books ExplainedChoosing and Using Decodable Texts by Wiley Blevins (*Amazon affiliate link) Hot Logic Mini Oven https://amzn.to/3jO2C4l (*Amazon affiliate link) Daily Harvest (Get $35 off your first box when you use this link) COME JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Our Website    Facebook    Instagram    Clubhouse Shannon's TpT Store A Little Bit of ChillFun, light-hearted Podcast full of self-help and suggestions to help you find your chillListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Support the show
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Sound Walls
2022/03/24
Shannon and Mary chat with Christina Edmondson (@literacywithmrs.e) about implementing Sound Walls into your literacy classrooms.  Christina shares how Sound Walls compare to traditional word walls and provides ideas for using them with students in reading and writing.  She describes exactly how to set up your own Sound Wall and start using with your readers. Episode Resources: Transitioning from Word Walls to Sound Walls (Reading Rockets)Understanding the How and Why of Sound Walls (Tools4Reading)Implementing a Sound WallSound Wall Instruction and Template (Louisiana Literacy)Timothy Shanahan: Should We Build a Word Wall or Not?Sound Walls video (Pattan)Putting Sound Walls to PracticeWord Walls, Sound Walls, What's the Difference?Setting up a sound wall (Edutopia)Uncovering the Logic of English (*Amazon affiliate link)Christina's Instagram @literacywithmrs.eChristina's TpT storeHot Logic Mini Oven https://amzn.to/3jO2C4l (*Amazon affiliate link) Daily Harvest (Get $35 off your first box when you use this link) COME JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Our Website    Facebook    A Little Bit of ChillFun, light-hearted Podcast full of self-help and suggestions to help you find your chillListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Clarity Cafe PodcastA little self-help & a lot of laughs in this sip-sized podcast full of good vibesListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Chalk and Ink: The Podcast for Teachers Who Write and Writers Who TeachChalk and Ink is a biweekly podcast that interviews teachers who write and writers who...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Support the show
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Phonemic Awareness: In the Dark or With Letters?
2022/03/04
Shannon and Mary chat about the recent debate in the science of reading community about whether phonemic awareness drills without letters are a worthwhile exercise for readers.  They describe activities they've done with struggling readers to build phonemic awareness, and they talk about the use of those activities as a part of Tier 1 reading instruction. Episode Resources: Research article Response from David Kilpatrick and othersTimothy Shanahan: RIP to Advanced Phonemic AwarenessI Think I was Wrong about Phonemic Awareness (a Teacher's perspective)Heggerty ResourcesPhonological Awareness AssessmentYouTube discussion about the topic among other reading teachersPhonemic proficiency Reading Meetings with Mark and MollyGetting Ready to Read by Jo Fitzpatrick (*Amazon affiliate link)Equipped for Reading Success by David Kilpatrick (*Amazon affiliate link) Hot Logic Mini Oven https://amzn.to/3jO2C4l (*Amazon affiliate link) Daily Harvest (Get $35 off your first box when you use this link) COME JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Our Website    Facebook    Instagram    Clubhouse Shannon's TpT Store A Little Bit of ChillFun, light-hearted Podcast full of self-help and suggestions to help you find your chillListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Clarity Cafe PodcastA little self-help & a lot of laughs in this sip-sized podcast full of good vibesListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Support the show
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Morphology
2022/02/11
Shannon and Mary chat with Emily Conlan from @wordmorphed_ on Instagram about Morphology.   Emily shows how and where Morphology fits into structured literacy instruction and the science of reading. Their discussion provides easy ways to strengthen students' word meaning knowledge at different grade and age levels of readers. Episode Resources: Wiliam Van Cleve: Morphology Matters, Word Sums, and MoreVan Cleve-Morphology Matters VideoODE-Using Word Bases videoWhat Should Morphology Instruction look like?  (Reading Rockets)The Base Bank from Jason Wade Education (Sounds & Syllables)Morphology—A Gateway to Advanced LanguageMorphological Awareness & Assessments articleTeaching Morphology to Improve Literacy: A Guide for TeachersUncovering the Logic of English (*Amazon affiliate link)Base, Prefix, and Suffix Cards from Rhode Island Department of EducationUsing Morphology to Teach Vocabulary (Keys to Literacy)FCRR Morphology Activities for K and 1st GradeFCRR Morphology Activities for 2nd and 3rd GradeEmily Conlan's Website with Morphology ResourcesEmily's Instagram: @wordmorphed_https://morphememagic.com/Hot Logic Mini Oven https://amzn.to/3jO2C4l (*Amazon affiliate link) Daily Harvest (Get $35 off your first box when you use this link) COME JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Our Website    A Little Bit of ChillFun, light-hearted Podcast full of self-help and suggestions to help you find your chillListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Clarity Cafe PodcastA little self-help & a lot of laughs in this sip-sized podcast full of good vibesListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Support the show
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New Understandings about Encoding
2022/01/28
Shannon describes some new ways she's helping her older elementary students learn how to encode and spell.   Mary shares the SOS strategy for Spelling and explains the research about encoding and the brain processing that happens as students make spelling choices. Episode Resources: IMSE Journal Encoding vs. DecodingWhat's in a word? Etymology for every teacher. TED Talk: Making Sense of Spelling Gina CookeUsing the SOS strategyOur Episode from Season 1: Encoding First, Decoding SecondUncovering the Logic of English (*Amazon affiliate link)The Logic of English website and resourcesOur Episode from Season 2 about SpellingHeggerty Phonemic Awareness assessmentHeggerty Bridge the Gap curriculumWords Their Way Spelling InventoryHot Logic Mini Oven https://amzn.to/3jO2C4l (*Amazon affiliate link) Daily Harvest (Get $35 off your first box when you use this link) COME JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Our Website    Facebook    Instagram    Clubhouse Shannon's TpT Store A Little Bit of ChillFun, light-hearted Podcast full of self-help and suggestions to help you find your chillListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Clarity Cafe PodcastA little self-help & a lot of laughs in this sip-sized podcast full of good vibesListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Support the show
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The Updated Ladder of Reading and Writing
2021/12/31
Shannon and Mary discuss the revised Ladder of Reading and Writing that was recently updated by Nancy Young.   [Note: Our podcast has explicit permission from Nancy Young to use her Ladder infographic image and information with our audience.]  In this episode we compare the updates to the Ladder to its original form and discuss the changes and how they may impact literacy instruction. Episode Resources: Nancy Young's websiteNancy's blog post about her updates to the LadderThe Updated Ladder of Reading and Writing (in pdf form)Nancy Young's Structured Literacy PrimerLadder of Reading and Writing: Terms DefinedPermission request to use the Ladder of Reading and WritingResources from Nancy Young about the Ladder of Reading and WritingOur season 4 opening episode where we discuss Nancy Young's Differentiation webinarOur Season 2 episode about Structured Literacy where we first discuss the LadderRecording of Nancy Young's presentation about Differentiation Hot Logic Mini Oven https://amzn.to/3jO2C4l (*Amazon affiliate link) Daily Harvest (Get $35 off your first box when you use this link) COME JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Our Website    Facebook    Instagram    Clubhouse Shannon's TpT Store A Little Bit of ChillFun, light-hearted Podcast full of self-help and suggestions to help you find your chillListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Clarity Cafe PodcastA little self-help & a lot of laughs in this sip-sized podcast full of good vibesListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Support the show
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The Importance of Storytelling
2021/12/17
Shannon and Mary chat with Anna Boldog from Bookr Class about the Importance of Storytelling.   They share their own memories and experiences with stories as readers and teachers. And they talk about what research shares about how storytelling impacts language and literacy development.    This discussion should prompt your own memories of stories and how they've impacted your life, your instruction, and your readers. Episode Resources: Information for parents about BOOKR Class App2 week free trial on BOOKR Class for teachers Holiday Calendar campaign from BookrOur previous episode Books as Mirrors, Doors, and WindowsStorytelling Improves LiteracyThe Literacy Benefits of StorytellingPaths to Literacy: Importance of StorytellingLearning Language and LiteracyRole of Storytelling in Early Literacy DevelopmentDual Coding Theory and Education (James Clark and Allan Paivio) Four Good Reasons to Use Literature in Primary School (Irma Ghosn) Bookr Class on InstagramBookr Class on TwitterBookr Class on Facebook  Bookr Class video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJBaiBrHLUMAnother video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcnaajQPu_Q Hot Logic Mini Oven https://amzn.to/3jO2C4l (*Amazon affiliate link) Daily Harvest (Get $35 off your first box when you A Little Bit of ChillFun, light-hearted Podcast full of self-help and suggestions to help you find your chillListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Clarity Cafe PodcastA little self-help & a lot of laughs in this sip-sized podcast full of good vibesListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Support the show
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Supporting Reading Teachers
2021/11/25
Shannon and Mary chat with LaMonica Williams, Director of Programs for Teaching Matters, about how to support reading teachers and their students through intensive but supportive coaching and literacy training.    Episode Links for Resources mentioned: Jumpstart programWebinars & TrainingsTwitter @teachingmattersContact Teaching Matters : inquiry@teachingmatters.orgEarly Reading Assessment Toolkit from Teaching MattersReading MattersLiteracy activities from Teaching MattersBookr Class App (interactive storytelling) 70% off promotion link Hot Logic Mini Oven https://amzn.to/3jO2C4l (*Amazon affiliate link) Daily Harvest (Get $35 off your first box when you use this link) COME JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Our Website Facebook Instagram Clubhouse Shannon's TpT Store A Little Bit of ChillFun, light-hearted Podcast full of self-help and suggestions to help you find your chillListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Clarity Cafe PodcastA little self-help & a lot of laughs in this sip-sized podcast full of good vibesListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Support the show
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Scarborough's Reading Rope with Tess Kraft
2021/11/12
Shannon chats about the different strands of Scarborough's Reading Rope with Tess Kraft.   They talk about all the many different skills that weave together into skilled reading and share ideas about transferring the science of reading into effective literacy instruction. Episode Links for Resources mentioned: Overview of the Reading RopeReading Rope padlet20 years of Reading Rope recordingsNell Duke Reading Rope RedefinedComplete Nell Duke article linkReally Great Reading article about the Reading RopeAnimated Reading Rope39 Clues Text Series (*Amazon affiliate link)The Knowledge Gap by Natalie Wexler (*Amazon affiliate link)Literacy Program  from American College of EducationKnow Better, Do Better by Meredith Liben (*Amazon affiliate link)Dyslexia and Spelling by Kelli Sandman-Hurley (*Amazon affiliate link)LETRS trainingsScience of Reading Facebook groupTess's websiteA Little Bit of ChillFun, light-hearted Podcast full of self-help and suggestions to help you find your chillListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Clarity Cafe PodcastA little self-help & a lot of laughs in this sip-sized podcast full of good vibesListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Chalk and Ink: The Podcast for Teachers Who Write and Writers Who TeachChalk and Ink is a biweekly podcast that interviews teachers who write and writers who...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Girl Means BusinessKendra Swalls is a former teacher turned photographer and business coach. Each week she...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Support the show
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Science of Reading with Heidi Martin
2021/09/30
Shannon and Mary chat with Heidi Martin about her journey into learning about the Science of Reading.   Heidi has been documenting her literacy transformation on Tiktok (@learningwithheidi) and Instagram (@droppinknowledgewithheidi).    Episode Links for Resources mentioned: Heidi's websiteScience of reading YouTube video Science of Reading Blog and video seriesScience of Reading Comprehension Instruction What is the SOR?Timothy Shanahan What is science of reading?SOR guideWhat teachers should know about SOR The Science of ReadingThe sciences of reading Teaching Rubrics aligned with SORCreativity to the CoreEquipped for Reading Success by David Kilpatrick *(Amazon affiliate link)Amplify resources Really Great Reading free training about SORHeart Word MagicJunior Learning resourcesMagnet Chips & Wand *Amazon affiliate linkZingo game *Amazon affiliate linkReally Great Reading free letter tilesBookr Class App (interactive storytelling) 70% off promotion link Hot Logic Mini Oven https://amzn.to/3jO2C4l (*Amazon affiliate link) Daily Harvest (Get $35 off your first box when you use this link) COME JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Our Website Facebook A Little Bit of ChillFun, light-hearted Podcast full of self-help and suggestions to help you find your chillListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Support the show
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4.7 out of 5
91 reviews
like to teach 2022/04/08
Thank you
I am so glad I found this podcast. I just found it recently and I started from the beginning which has been very informative. I appreciate how honest ...
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Bstance 2021/12/03
Keeps my head in the game!
As a teacher about to begin student teaching, I need all of the direction and confidence I can get. Thank you for helping ALL teachers!
Thank you RTL 2021/10/23
One of the Best!
I have been searching for an Early Literacy podcast and have cycled through quite a few. Everything they say rings true and confirms my own observati...
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therapist in training 2021/04/12
Hooked!
Just discovered this podcast and these women really know their stuff!
Literacy Obsessed 2021/06/11
Outdated
Love their passion, but there are sprinklings of outdated information (learning styles, balanced literacy) in several of their podcasts that I have li...
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thankfulreadingteacher 2020/11/05
Thank you so much!
I just started listening to this podcast, so I have not gotten through all of the episodes. But as someone who is entering the reading realm after tea...
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fee1!n g00d 2020/09/27
Wonderful resource
This podcast is exactly what I need. I’ve started homeschooling my preschooler this year and I really wanted to ensure I don’t miss any foundational s...
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Florida first grade 2020/06/17
Great conversations and helpful strategies
If you want to up your game with new insights and strategies for reading instruction this is an amazing resource. They are very practical and just wh...
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julcoleman 2020/05/28
A+ For quality content!
These girls really know their stuff!
mbc1113 2020/06/14
A little biased...
I was excited to start listening to this podcast (I have been a teacher for 12 years in third and kindergarten). I was disappointed in their descripti...
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