Reading Road Trip: Literacy Myth Busting with Lyn Stone

In this podcast episode, Lyn Stone busts common reading myths and misconceptions, advocating for evidence-based structured literacy for all students. Lyn highlights the importance of targeting intervention to student needs, the myth of dyslexia as a gift, and the value of explicit writing instruction.

Reading Road Trip: All Things Fluency with Dr. Jan Hasbrouck

In this IDA Ontario podcast featuring Kate Winn and Dr. Jan Hasbrouck, the focus is on the significance of reading fluency and its impact on students’ literacy development. Reading fluency, characterized by accuracy, rate, and prosody, plays a vital role in overall reading proficiency and comprehension. The podcast highlights the importance of assessing reading fluency effectively, and using research-backed approaches to supporting fluency development.

Deconstructing the Rope: Vocabulary

Nancy Hennessy expertly discusses the Scarborough’s reading rope’s deconstruction and highlights vocabulary and explicit instruction’s vital role in improving reading comprehension. Emphasizing explicit vocabulary instruction, she aims to equip students with a broad and deep lexicon for understanding complex texts and expressing ideas coherently. Through structured guidance, educators can empower students to become proficient readers.

Uncovering the Logic of English: Reversing the Educational Crisis

In the EDView 360 podcast, Denise Eide discusses her book “Uncovering the Logic of English,” focusing on spelling rules and patterns in the language. She advocates for a systematic approach to spelling, emphasizing the importance of morphology and etymology in understanding word formation and meanings. The podcast provides valuable insights for anyone interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of English spelling.

Data-Based Decision Making in Multi-Tiered Systems of Support: Principles, Practices, Tips, and Tools

In this International Dyslexia Association Perspectives article, Sarah V. Arden and Jill M. Pentimonti emphasize the vital role of data-based decision-making in Multitiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to improve reading outcomes for students, especially those with disabilities. MTSS offers a framework with three tiers of instruction involving progress monitoring to determine suitable support levels. The authors stress the need for a climate of data fluency among educators, promoting collaboration to analyze data and identify students needing additional support. Diagnostic assessments are essential in Tier 3 to guide individualized interventions, with regular progress monitoring to make timely adjustments. The article aims to aid educators in effectively utilizing data to enhance student achievement within the MTSS framework.