Science of Reading: The Podcast

S1-05. A conversation with Lois Letchford

December 11, 2019 Amplify Education Season 1 Episode 5
Science of Reading: The Podcast
S1-05. A conversation with Lois Letchford
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Science of Reading: The Podcast
S1-05. A conversation with Lois Letchford
Dec 11, 2019 Season 1 Episode 5
Amplify Education

Summary: Lois Letchford, author of Reversed: A Memoir, shares personal accounts of her son’s struggles with learning how to read as well as her own in school with dyslexia. After being told by a teacher that her son was “the worst child [she’s] ever seen in [her] 25 years of teaching,” she persisted with endless patience to help her son and began writing poems to pique his interest in reading. What is he doing now? Was she successful?

Quote:

“Believe in your child, believe they are capable of anything--and tell them that.”

Resources:

Reversed: A Memoir by Lois Letchford

Poetry for kids by Lois Letchford

Website with articles and blog: https://www.loisletchford.com/

Twitter: @LetchfordLois

Want to discuss the episode? Join our Facebook group Science of Reading: The Community.

Show Notes

Summary: Lois Letchford, author of Reversed: A Memoir, shares personal accounts of her son’s struggles with learning how to read as well as her own in school with dyslexia. After being told by a teacher that her son was “the worst child [she’s] ever seen in [her] 25 years of teaching,” she persisted with endless patience to help her son and began writing poems to pique his interest in reading. What is he doing now? Was she successful?

Quote:

“Believe in your child, believe they are capable of anything--and tell them that.”

Resources:

Reversed: A Memoir by Lois Letchford

Poetry for kids by Lois Letchford

Website with articles and blog: https://www.loisletchford.com/

Twitter: @LetchfordLois

Want to discuss the episode? Join our Facebook group Science of Reading: The Community.