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Browse a selection of useful literacy resources recommended by our LAI executive committee members.

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There are many fantastic websites and blogs sharing high quality, research-informed resources which are free to access!

Recommended Podcasts

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Writing on Computer

Explore some of these fantastic podcasts and a wealth of informative episodes. A great way to keep up with all things literacy when you are on the go!

Resources for children

School Children

Podcasts are a great way to develop and extend a wide range of children's literacy and language skills!

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Teaching, Reading and Learning: The Reading League Podcast- Episode 4: Interview w/ Dr. Tim Shanahan
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The Reading League

Teaching, Reading and Learning: The Reading League Podcast- Episode 4: Interview w/ Dr. Tim Shanahan

Today's podcast is brought to you by Great Minds. We encourage you to take a moment and view their website at - https://gm.greatminds.org/trl2021podcast Teaching, Reading, and Learning: The TRL Podcast is focused on elevating important contributions to the educational community, with the goal of inspiring teachers, informing practice, and celebrating those people in the community who have influenced teaching and literacy to the betterment of children. The podcast features people whose life stories are simply compelling and rich in ways that are instructive to us all. The podcast will focus on literacy as we know it (reading and writing) but will also connect to other “literacies” that impact children’s learning; for example, emotional, physical and social literacies as they apply to teachers and children. Episode Description Dr. Tim Shanahan’s distinguished career has led him from teaching first grade to leading groundbreaking research panels. With over 200 publications on literacy, his work emphasizes how to improve reading achievement based on the research. He is considered one of the premier literacy educators, is widely followed through his blog and on social media, and is a sought-after speaker. In this episode, Tim reflects on his legacy, his ongoing work, and what he sees as our greatest challenges in the teaching profession. Episode Notes Timothy Shanahan is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chi¬cago where he was Founding Di¬rector of the UIC Center for Literacy. Previously, he was director of reading for the Chicago Public Schools. He is author/editor of more than 200 publications on literacy education. His research emphasizes the connections between reading and writing, literacy in the disciplines, and improvement of reading achievement. Tim is past president of the International Literacy Association. He served as a member of the Advisory Board of the National Institute for Literacy under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and he helped lead the National Reading Panel, convened at the request of Congress to evaluate research on teaching reading, a major influence on reading education. He chaired two other federal research review panels: The National Literacy Panel for Language Minority Children and Youth, and the National Early Literacy Panel, and helped write the Common Core State Standards. He was inducted to the Reading Hall of Fame in 2007, and is a former first-grade teacher. In this conversation, Tim talks about his early influences as a teacher, his work in Chicago Public Schools and in the development of the University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Literacy, the groundbreaking impact of the National Reading Panel, and what he sees as work left to do in our profession. Further Reading Shanahan on Literacy (includes a full listing of relevant resources and publications, Tim’s blog, and presentations): https://shanahanonliteracy.com/ National Reading Panel Report (full text): https://www.nichd.nih.gov/sites/default/files/publications/pubs/nrp/Documents/report.pdf National Reading Panel Report: Practical Advice for Teachers https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED489535.pdf National Early Literacy Panel Report: https://lincs.ed.gov/publications/pdf/NELPReport09.pdf National Literacy Panel on Language-Minority Children and Youth (executive summary): https://www.standardsinstitutes.org/sites/default/files/material/developing-literacy-in-second-language-learners-executive-summary_2.pdf What Constitutes a Science of Reading Instruction? (Reading Research Quarterly; September, 2020) The Science of Reading: Making Sense of Research (Reading Teacher; September/October, 2020) To learn more about this podcast go to: https://www.thereadingleague.org/teaching-reading-and-learning-the-podcast/
Teaching, Reading and Learning: TRL Podcast- Episode 10: Interview w/Dr. Maryanne Wolf
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The Reading League

Teaching, Reading and Learning: TRL Podcast- Episode 10: Interview w/Dr. Maryanne Wolf

The TRL podcast is focused on elevating important contributions to the educational community, with the goal of inspiring teachers, informing practice, and celebrating those people in the community who have influenced teaching and literacy to the betterment of children. The podcast features people whose life stories are simply compelling and rich in ways that are instructive to us all. The podcast will focus on literacy as we know it (reading and writing) but will also connect to other “literacies” that impact children’s learning; for example, emotional, physical, and social literacies as they apply to teachers and children. Today’s sponsor is Reading Horizons. Reading Horizons programs deliver proven supplemental core literacy instruction, based on the science of reading. The Reading Horizons podcast, named Podclassed, takes a deep dive into learning-focused topics such as structured literacy, social-emotional learning, dyslexia, and ed-tech with host, Laura Axtell—an educator and trainer with over 26 years of experience in instructional and administrative settings. Visit readinghorizons.com/podcast to learn more. Description Dr. Maryanne Wolf is one of the most recognized and respected international figures in the field of literacy. She is an author, researcher, and educator whose work has had a profound impact on our understanding of the reading brain, dyslexia, and effective reading instruction. She is a passionate advocate for teachers and children, and believes that literacy is a basic human right across every zip code. This conversation is rich with big ideas on many topics, including multiple literacies, the importance of the printed page, and the miracle of communication. Maryanne underscores and exemplifies the richness of living a literate life, and the joy of curiosity and learning. Guest Biography Dr. Maryanne Wolf is a scholar, a teacher, and an advocate for children and literacy around the world. She is the Director of the newly created Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Previously she was the John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service and Director of the Center for Reading and Language Research in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University. She is the author of Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain (2007), Dyslexia, Fluency, and the Brain (2001), Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century (2016), and Reader Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World (2018). Dr. Wolf’s many awards include the highest honors from International Dyslexia Association and The Dyslexia Foundation; Distinguished Researcher of the Year for Learning Disabilities in Australia; Distinguished Teacher of the Year from the American Psychological Association; and the Christopher Columbus Award for Intellectual Innovation for co-founding Curious Learning: A Global Literacy Initiative, with deployments in Africa, India, Australia, and rural United States. She is also the recipient of The Reading League’s Benita Blachman award in honor of her extraordinary contributions to literacy. Finally, Maryanne has been elected to the Vatican Academy of Science. Further Learning/Resources Works by Maryanne Wolf: Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain https://www.harpercollins.com/products/proust-and-the-squid-maryanne-wolf?variant=32122454671394 Dyslexia, Fluency, and the Brain https://www.amazon.com/Dyslexia-Fluency-Brain-Maryanne-Wolf/dp/0912752602 Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century https://www.amazon.com/Tales-Literacy-21st-Century-Literary/dp/0198724179/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=tales+of+literacy+for+the+21st+century+by+Maryanne+Wolf&qid=1617648873&sr=8-1 Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in the Digital World https://www.harpercollins.com/products/reader-come-home-maryanne-wolf?variant=32128334594082 The Coming Literacy Crisis: There’s No Going Back to School as We Know It by Comer Yates, Renee Boynton-Jarrett, and Maryanne Wolf https://www.edweek.org/teaching-learning/opinion-the-coming-literacy-crisis-theres-no-going-back-to-school-as-we-knew-it/2021/03 Maryanne’s Picks Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life By James Martin https://www.amazon.com/Between-Heaven-Mirth-Laughter-Spiritual/dp/0062024256/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Between+Heaven+and+Mirth&qid=1617648920&sr=8-1 Middlemarch by George Eliot https://www.amazon.com/Middlemarch-Wordsworth-Classics-George-Eliot/dp/1853262374 Noam Chomsky and Carol Chomsky https://chomsky.info/ To learn more about this podcast go to: https://www.thereadingleague.org/teaching-reading-and-learning-the-podcast/
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