We often talk about the joy and power of reading. But how does a child get there? How do kids cultivate the skills they need to recognize words and make sense of them on a page?
In this episode, Dr. Julia B. Lindsey talks with host Suzanne McCabe about the science of reading and how she recommends putting it into practice. Dr. Lindsey is a leading expert on foundational skills and early reading. She is also the author of an invaluable new book for educators, Reading Above the Fray: Reliable, Research-Based Routines for Developing Decoding Skills.
A former kindergarten and first-grade teacher, Dr. Lindsey earned her PhD in Literacy Education at the University of Michigan School of Education. She now works with teachers, district personnel, and curriculum developers to translate reading research into practice. You can follow her on Twitter @JuliaBLindsey.