Literacy expert and author Tim Shanahan discusses his views on teaching reading in middle school as an extension of evidence-based early literacy practices. What are some of the challenges and what should reading instruction include? Tim and host Susan Lambert dive into boosting comprehension, how the English language is always changing, and how to structure reading instruction across content areas such as history, science, and math so students are equipped to comprehend those texts as well.
“It is absolutely essential in any comprehension lesson that the kids come away with knowledge.”
“Not dealing with vocabulary early on is like leaving ticking time bomb for later.”
Shanahan on Literacy website and blog posts
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