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Podcast: The Future of Everything Podcast

Rebecca Silverman explains why reading is such a challenging skill to learn — and to teach.

Article: Why elementary school teachers should consider doing report cards a little bit differently

In this article, Bonnie Hallman addresses how to respectfully and empathetically address students, while offering solutions and acknowledging efforts already made.

Article: The Power of "Screen Time"

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An article by Dr. Rebecca Silverman and Kristin Keane on harnessing screen time to promote language and literacy learning in early childhood and elementary school.  

Podcast: Growing Great Readers

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On this episode of the podcast Notes from the Backpack, Dr. Rebecca Silverman discusses how we can raise lifelong readers. She offers strategies for fostering a love of reading and guidance on what you should expect from your child at each age.

Podcast: The reading wars, explained

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On this episode of the podcast School’s In, Dr. Rebecca Silverman joins GSE Dean Dan Schwartz and Senior Lecturer Denise Pope to talk about the so-called “reading wars”— different camps of opinion regarding the best way to teach kids how to read.

Article: Getting a read on low literacy scores

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In this news article featured by the Stanford Graduate School of Education, Dr. Rebecca Silverman weighs in on the debate about how to teach kids to read.

Video Interview: The Vocabulary Gap

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In this video interview with Reading Rockets, Dr. Rebecca Silverman discusses the importance of strengthening academic language (the language of school) to build comprehension skills and avoid the "4th grade slump."

Podcast: Vocabulary Practices in Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Classrooms

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On this episode of the podcast Voice of Literacy, Dr. Rebecca Silverman and Dr. Baker discuss vocabulary practices in prekindergarten and kindergarten classrooms.

Video Interview: Science of Reading 

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In this "Live with the Author" interview, Dr. Silverman discusses her article on "Beyond Decoding: A Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Language Comprehension interventions on K - 5 Students' Language and Literacy Outcomes."

Article: What impact will the pandemic have on early literacy?

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In this news article, Karen D'Souza covers the topic of early literacy and the effects the pandemic has had on children's reading skills. Dr. Silverman provides insight on the importance of supporting children with individualized learning plans and various instructional models.


Ready to Learn Initiative 

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Through the Ready To Learn (RTL) Initiative, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), PBS, and local PBS stations provide free, evidence-based educational resources that help teachers, caregivers, and parents build early science and literacy skills for America’s children, especially those from low-income communities. 

Practice Guide for Teaching English Learners

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This practice guide provides four recommendations that address what works for English learners during reading and content area instruction. This guide is geared toward teachers, administrators, and other educators who want to improve instruction in academic content and literacy for English learners in elementary and middle school.