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Science of Reading:
The Podcast


Science of Reading: The Podcast delivers the latest insights from researchers and practitioners in early reading. Each episode takes a conversational approach and explores a timely topic related to the Science of Reading.

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Meet Our Host: Susan Lambert


In each episode, host Susan Lambert, chief academic officer of elementary humanities at èßäAV, explores the increasing body of scientific research about how reading is best taught. As a former classroom teacher, administrator, and curriculum developer, Susan has special interests in turning theory into best practices that educators can use in the classroom and showcasing national models of reading instruction excellence.

Special miniseries


This special miniseries dedicated to multilingual/English learners (ML/ELs)! Host Susan Lambert will chat with leading researchers and practitioners about how the Science of Reading supports ML/ELs and why this is so important. Through exploration of the key research and enlightening discussions, Susan and guests will discuss the optimal use of the Science of Reading to enhance students’ classroom experiences and overall learning journeys.

  • Episode 4: Practical strategies for multilingual learning, with Diane August, Ph.D.

    In this episode, Diane August, Ph.D., shares her journey and expertise supporting multilingual learners, focusing on her transition from a Spanish language teacher to a widely recognized expert in literacy and language acquisition for multilingual students. August recounts her initial teaching experiences, her realization of the need for better support for language development, and her subsequent pursuit of a Ph.D. and further research efforts to deepen her understanding of second language acquisition and content integrated language teaching. August emphasizes the foundational importance of supporting multilingual learners through asset-based approaches, bilingual programming, and research-based instructional strategies, advocating for educational policies and practices that recognize and leverage the linguistic and cultural assets of multilingual learners from the very early grades all the way through the later grades.

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  • Episode 3: Diagnosing dyslexia in multilingual learners, with Francisco Usero-González

  • Episode 2: Nurturing multilingualism, with Jim Cummins, Ph.D.

  • Episode 1: Language is always an asset, with Kajal Patel Below

  • Sneak peek: A miniseries on multilingual and English learners