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Shanahan on Literacy

Timothy Shanahan

Literacy expert Timothy Shanahan shares best practices for teaching reading and writing. Dr. Shanahan is an internationally recognized professor of urban education and reading researcher who has extensive experience with children in inner-city schools and children with special needs. All posts are reprinted with permission from Shanahan on Literacy.

October 10, 2018

Teacher question: Do we read digitally as well as we read paper texts?  Shanahan's response:

September 10, 2018

Teacher question:

August 27, 2018

Teacher question Please share your thinking as well as research referencing the occasional use of decodable texts for small group reading instruction in grades K-2.  Shanahan's response

August 20, 2018

Teacher question:


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