EFFECTIVE LITERACY PODCAST
Join Victoria and Anna, along with expert guests and industry friends, in a deep-dive investigation into just what literacy is and how we can improve literacy instruction for multilingual learners.
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Welcome to the Effective Literacy Podcast
Meet Anna and Victoria, two educators passionate about reading and all things literacy.
Part I of Dr. Laurie Olsen
Dr. Olsen shares what effective literacy looks like and sounds like in classrooms.
Part II of Dr. Laurie Olsen
Dr. Olsen describes how educators, families, and communities can partner to support multilingual learners.
Part I of Dr. Kathy Escamilla
Dr. Escamilla outlines the key components of literacy.
Part II of Dr. Kathy Escamilla
Dr. Escamilla talks about curriculum, parent engagement, and policy.
Dr. Jody Slavick
In effective literacy instruction, students tap into their full linguistic repertoires
Making Meaning of Episodes 1-5
We analyze our first five episodes.
Dr. Socorro Herrera
Effective literacy teachers contextualize learning and value home languages
Dr. Ester de Jong
Effective instruction is meaningful and student-centered
Making Meaning of Episode 7 & 8
We chat with teacher Lillie Ruvalcaba about episodes 7 and 8
Jim Cummins - Part 1
Phonics plays a role, but literacy engagement and print-rich environment is crucial.
Jim Cummins - Part 2
How do we help students feel part of a vibrant literacy community?
Making Meaning of Episodes 10 & 11
Analysis of our conversation with Dr. Cummins
Dr. Susana Ibarra-Johnson
Reading instruction draws on multilingual students’ experiences and traditions.
Policy can be disconnected from what our students need.
Effective classrooms and curricula are representative of our students.
Making Meaning of Episodes 13, 14, and 15
We dive into discussion of our most recent episodes
Students are creators of their own narratives
Alexandra Güílamo - Part 1
What the science of the bilingual brain means for instruction
Alexandra Güílamo - Part 2
Diving deeper into the science of language development
Making Meaning of Episodes 17, 18, and 19
How can students take stock of their language journeys