What happens when we realize the way we have been teaching reading is wrong?

Dec 10, 2021 11:17:00 AM
What happens when we realize the way we have been teaching reading is wrong?

Hi Literacy Lovers,

What happens when we realize the way we’ve been teaching reading is wrong? What a big, important question. We think it’s paramount to be open to new ways of doing things and to be humble as a learner in this edu-space. We’re so glad you’re here to learn with us. 

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Kate Winn

In our latest podcast episode: Ep. 87: "I'm a Kindergarten Teacher, and the Way I've Been Teaching Reading is Wrong", Kate Winn joins us on the podcast to share how after 20 years of teaching, she learned about the science of reading! How does she implement evidence-based practices in her classroom? Kate shares what she’s doing differently now to teach using reading science, what she’s learned along the way, and must-read book recommendations for teachers. 

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Kate wrote this article for Today’s Parent, titled I’m a kindergarten teacher and the way I’ve been teaching reading is wrong. She shares how she implements evidence-based practices after learning about reading science. She also mentions this resource during our podcast: Tim Shanahan’s blog post, A Question I Hate: Should I Use Pictures When Teaching Phonics?, which illuminates an error he made previously in his teaching career. 

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This video, known as The Purple Challenge, showcases the need to teach reading using letters and sounds vs. pictures. Watch, share, & tag us with your thoughts! 

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