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Timely Talks with Experts

In these in-depth videos, nationally renowned reading experts discuss critical topics related to reading instruction, including what the cognitive science says and how to value students’ home languages in the classroom.

  • Margaret Goldberg holding up a flash card

    How Children Learn to Read

    Teacher and reading specialist Margaret Goldberg explains the science on how children learn to read and what that means for classroom instruction.

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  • Julie Washington

    Teaching Reading to Children Who Speak African American English

    Dr. Julie Washington, a speech-language pathologist who researches the intersection of literacy, language variation, and poverty in African American children, discusses how to value students' oral language during reading instruction.

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  • Elsa Cardenas Hagan smiling while she gives her Timely Talk

    Teaching Students Who Are English Language Learners

    Dr. Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan, a bilingual speech-language pathologist with expertise in reading instruction and Spanish-speaking students, discusses best practices for teaching English Learners using evidence-based strategies.

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