Translating the science of reading into actionable classroom instruction to achieve real equity in our classrooms
Using the Science of Writing to Support Literacy Instruction With Dr. Young-Suk Kim
In this episode of All For Literacy, Dr. Young-Suk Kim joins host Dr. Liz Brooke for a technically in-depth conversation about the interconnectedness of reading and writing skills and the Direct and Indirect Effects Model of Writing. Tune in for a masterclass on translating the science behind language and literacy development in daily classroom practices.
“When you teach reading very well, students' writing will improve. And when you teach writing very well, students' reading will improve. And studies have shown that.”
Dr. Young-Suk Kim, School of Education, University of California-Irvine
About Your Host
Dr. Liz Brooke, CCC-SLP, Lexia's Chief Learning Officer
Dr. Liz Brooke’s mission is to translate literacy research into practice at Lexia. Drawing from more than 25 years’ experience, she sets the educational vision for Lexia’s literacy and language solutions and collaborates with the top literacy researchers and thought leaders in the country. Her passion is real literacy change—so all students can become successful readers.
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Each month, Dr. Brooke hosts a conversation with leading literacy voices in an effort to uncover underlying issues with how we teach reading—and what science and research can really do to solve our nation’s literacy crisis.
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The Story Behind 'Sold a Story' With Emily Hanford
Episode 1 • February 14, 2023 • 53 min
Lexia® Chief Learning Officer Dr. Liz Brooke interviews Emily Hanford, education journalist and host of “Sold A Story,” and Dr. Tiffany Hogan, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, about Hanford’s 2022 groundbreaking podcast series exposing decades’ worth of failed strategies to teach children to read.
Literacy as a Civil Right With Kareem Weaver
Episode 2 • March 30, 2023 • 49 min
"We’re trying to get all kids to read and do it as quickly as possible, but as sustainably as possible. So that they have a fighting chance,” Kareem Weaver, co-founder of FULCRUM-Oakland, says in this episode of our All For Literacy podcast. Join host Dr. Liz Brooke and Weaver for a passionate discussion about literacy as a civil right and the importance of literacy as a foundational skill that shapes a child's future.
Districtwide Culture Change: Literacy Tech Tools and Teacher Support With Carl Hooker
Episode 3 • April 18, 2023 • 52 min
With the ever-changing technology landscape, it can be difficult to understand which tools and practices are actually worth implementing in your school or classroom and which will change education as a whole. In Episode 3 of the All For Literacy podcast, educational speaker and consultant Carl Hooker breaks down the role of technology and artificial intelligence in literacy instruction.
Social-Emotional Learning: Empowering Teachers to Support Students With Trisha DiFazio and Allison Roeser
Episode 4 • May 2, 2023 • 32 min
Is social-emotional learning (SEL)—like the techniques Ted Lasso uses to inspire his soccer players—a passing fad or a crucial component of any learning environment? In Episode 4 of the All For Literacy podcast, educational consultants Trisha DiFazio and Allison Roeser discuss the staying power of SEL and its long-term effects on the success and well-being of students and educators.
Where Literacy Meets the Law With Dr. Kymyona Burk
Episode 5 • June 6, 2023 • 52 min
In Episode 5 of the All For Literacy podcast, Dr. Kymyona Burk, senior policy fellow for early literacy at ExcelinEd, explores the intersection of law and literacy. Tune in to gain a better understanding of the legal side of literacy—including recently passed policies—and how what happens at the state level impacts districts, schools, and classrooms.
Finding Common Ground Among the Many Sides of the Reading Wars with Dr. Claude Goldenberg
Episode 6 • July 5, 2023 • 40 min
In Episode 6 of All For Literacy, host Dr. Liz Brooke has a frank and detailed discussion with Stanford professor of education Dr. Claude Goldenberg about the reading wars, the polarizing aspect of the science of reading, and how bilingual education fits into the literacy landscape.
Finding Common Ground Among the Many Sides of the Reading Wars with Dr. Claude Goldenberg, Part 2
Episode 7 • August 1, 2023 • 33 min
In Episode 7 of All For Literacy, host Dr. Liz Brooke continues the frank and detailed discussion with Dr. Claude Goldenberg about the foundational use of student-centered goals to create institutional change.
Unraveling Delayed Language Disorder With Dr. Tiffany Hogan
Episode 8 • September 5, 2023 • 50 min
In Episode 8 of All For Literacy, podcast host Dr. Liz Brooke works with Dr. Tiffany Hogan to unravel delayed language disorder—a condition characterized by a person having difficulty using or understanding language. You will walk away with an understanding of this complex diagnosis, including hallmark indications, best practices for screenings and interventions, and available resources.
Dyslexia and the Science of Reading With Dr. Maryanne Wolf
Episode 9 • October 2, 2023 • 62 min
In Episode 9 of the All For Literacy podcast, exploring the importance of early screenings for dyslexia is just the beginning of the insight-packed conversation with host Dr. Liz Brooke and Dr. Maryanne Wolf. The wide-reaching episode is detailed, rooted in science, and enlightening for educators, administrators, and parents interested in learning more about the science of reading.
Practical Support: Evidence-Based Implementations With Dr. Shayne Piasta
Episode 10 • November 7, 2023 • 45 min
"There’s wisdom and expertise that comes with practice, but we can also [use] science to help us identify practices that have the most promise [of better supporting] all children,” Dr. Shayne Piasta says during Episode 10 of All For Literacy. Listen in for valuable, science-backed insight about translating evidence-based instruction into the classroom and supporting teachers on their own learning journeys so all students can thrive.
10 Conversations About Literacy in 30 Minutes With Dr. Liz Brooke
Episode 11 • December 5, 2023 • 45 min
Host Dr. Liz Brooke journeys through season one of All For Literacy, recapping insight and common threads as discussed with key industry voices. Tune in to catch up on what you missed before next season or to deepen your understanding of what you have learned all year.
Research Insight Into Adolescent Literacy Across Grade Levels With Dr. Sharon Vaughn and Dr. Jeanne Wanzek
Season 2, Episode 1 • January 2, 2024 • 45 min
In All For Literacy Season 2, Episode 1, two influential education researchers join host Dr. Liz Brooke for an enlightening discussion about current research and how findings translate into everyday classroom practices. Dr. Sharon Vaughn and Dr. Jeanne Wanzek provide evidence-based strategies to strengthen literacy across subjects and grade levels.
Supporting Teachers Through Adolescent Literacy Efforts With Rhonda Nelson
Season 2, Episode 2 • January 16, 2024 • 45 min
Listen to Season 2, Episode 2 of All For Literacy with Rhonda Nelson, Curriculum Instruction and Assessment Coordinator for the Bettendorf Community School District, for a firsthand perspective on the best ways to support teachers’ understanding of literacy instruction. Nelson and host Dr. Liz Brooke provide actionable advice about this critical need.