The Reading Instruction Show

by Dr. Andy Johnson

The Reading Instruction Show is a podcast about reading instruction (and other things) with a little bit of attitude. There is plenty here to inform and entertain all. 

Podcast episodes

  • Season 19

  • S19 E07 - A Pramatic Way to Address Academic Standards for Writing

    S19 E07 - A Pramatic Way to Address Academic Standards for Writing

    The impact of academic standards on students’ ability to write is questionable. Some believe that they impede more than enhance effective writing instruction. However, academic standards are part of our current educational...

    15:13
  • S19 E06 - ASSESSING WRITING: A HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE - PART 2

    S19 E06 - ASSESSING WRITING: A HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE - PART 2

    The purpose of this podcast is to provide an overview of portfolios, checklists, and anecdotal records used to document students' growth as writers. These are some healthy alternatives to standardized tests, writing tests, and rub...

    23:44
  • S19 E05 - Assessing Writing - Documenting Students' Growth: Part 1

    S19 E05 - Assessing Writing - Documenting Students' Growth: Part 1

    Why do we assess? For what purpose? In terms of writing, I hope the answer is this: We assess so that we can help students become better writers. If not, we’re wasting our time. We assess to determine strengths to build u...

    15:14
  • S19 E04 - WE DO NOT TEACH CHILDREN TO GUESS AT WORDS!

    S19 E04 - WE DO NOT TEACH CHILDREN TO GUESS AT WORDS!

    This podcast will clarify a couple of un-understandings related to whole language reading instruction:(1) Cueing is NOT an approach to reading instruction.(2) We do NOT teach children to guess as words.(3) Tinfoil hats do NOT keep...

    18:25
  • S19 E03 - Making Sense out of Nonsensical Statements: Reading and Whole Language

    S19 E03 - Making Sense out of Nonsensical Statements: Reading and Whole Language

    The Four Nonsensical Statements Related to Whole Language: (1) Whole language has been debunked. Nope. Hasn't happened. If so, send me a research study. Not data. Not something somebody else has said, but a research study publis...

    16:25