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Literacy Talks

Reading Horizons

Welcome to Literacy Talks, a podcast series from Reading Horizons, where reading momentum begins. Each episode features our trio of literacy champions: Stacy Hurst, an assistant professor of reading at Southern Utah University and Chief Academic Advisor at Reading Horizons; Donell Pons, a dyslexia specialist, educator, presenter, and writer, who now works with adults who struggle with reading; Lindsay Kemeny, an innovative, dedicated elementary teacher who is a CERI certified Structured Literacy Classroom Teacher. Each episode mixes just the right blend of humor, hope, and humanity. It’s a conversation among friends, always mixed with practical literacy strategies, powerful tips, and a real passion for teachers and students alike. Listen, laugh, and learn with Literacy Talks, brought to educators everywhere by Reading Horizons.

Episodes
Spotlight on Dyslexia: Education, Advocacy, and SupportApril 10, 2024
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Informing and Transforming with Kindness, Patience, and ConsiderationMarch 27, 2024
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Who Needs to Know What? Teachers and Students—Different Needs!March 20, 2024
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Literacy Legislation: Challenges, Changes, and ChoicesMarch 13, 2024
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New Perspectives on the Orton-Gillingham ApproachMarch 06, 2024
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All the Buzz from Plain Talk About Literacy and Learning 2024February 21, 2024
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A Big Conversation about Small Group InstructionFebruary 07, 2024
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Valuable Words About Vocabulary, with Special Guest Dr. Elfrieda HiebertJanuary 24, 2024
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Season’s Greetings and Literacy for AllDecember 13, 2023
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Writing: Rethinking How We Build the FoundationNovember 29, 2023
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The Write Stuff: Handwriting Instruction and Why It Matters for LiteracyNovember 15, 2023
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ICYMI: The Reading League Conference 2023November 08, 2023
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Can We End “the Reading Wars?” Part Four—Comprehension Takes Center StageOctober 25, 2023
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Can We End “the Reading Wars?” Part Three—What is Skilled Word Reading?October 18, 2023
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Can We End “the Reading Wars?” Part Two—Cracking the Alphabetic CodeOctober 11, 2023
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Can We End “the Reading Wars?” Part One of a Four-Part Article StudyOctober 04, 2023
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A Mighty Moving Episode With Lindsay KemenySeptember 20, 2023
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The Story Gets Better With Special Guest Emily HanfordSeptember 06, 2023
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We’ll Level With You: Unpacking the Reading Level ResearchAugust 30, 2023
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On Levels: A Candid Conversation with Guest Dr. Matt BurnsAugust 23, 2023
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The Facts Matter: Data and Insights to Guide Your Back-to-School ApproachesAugust 16, 2023
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Welcome Back…to School!August 09, 2023
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Lights, Camera, Literacy! Must-Watch Films about the Need to ReadJune 07, 2023
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When Students Need More: Techniques and TriumphsMay 23, 2023
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Set for Variability: Making Irregular Words a Regular SuccessMay 10, 2023
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