The Science of Reading In Action with Author and Educator Malia Hollowell

the science of reading in action


Let’s talk about transforming the way we teach reading!


This summer on the Equipping ELLs podcast, we are bringing you a series of insightful interviews with brilliant authors! Each of these authors is discussing their book and specifically addressing how to support ELLs in the classroom. We are thrilled to announce the release of Episode 81 as we welcome an extraordinary author and educator, Malia Hollowell. Get ready to embark on a transformative journey as we discuss the dire need for a fresh approach to teaching reading.

Malia’s new book, The Science of Reading in Action: Brain-Friendly Strategies Every Teacher Needs to Know is a must read for any reading teacher or teacher of ELLs! With data-proven strategies, Malia shares her wisdom on how to make reading easier both for teachers and learners. She shares where we’ve gone wrong with reading instruction, and how to turn this ship around!

You’ll leave with clarity on terms like phonics, phonemes, and phonological awareness (and you’ll appreciate how explicitly Malia defines them). You’ll feel confident in the order in which you present reading instruction. And you will add to your teacher toolkit some really great activities and strategies you’ll be ready to jot down and implement in your classroom! You’ll likely have a copy of Malia’s book in your Amazon cart before the episode reaches its end!

*Leave a review of the episode on Apple Podcasts for your chance to win a free copy of Malia’s book!*

Topics Discussed in this episode:
  • phonics and phonemes
  • phonological awareness and phonemic awareness
  • how reading instruction has been taught backward for years
  • 5 things every teacher should know about teaching reading
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We all know that teaching isn’t easy, but it doesn’t have to be this hard. Equipping ELLs is a podcast for both ESL specialists and homeroom teachers who are looking for effective and engaging ways to support their English Language Learners without adding to their endless to-do list. Tune in each week to hear tips, strategies, and inspirational stories that will empower you to better reach your ELL students, equip them with life-long skills, and strengthen relationships with colleagues and parents.

Your host, Beth Vaucher, is the founder of Inspiring Young Learners. She is an ESL certified homeroom teacher with over 10 years of experience teaching in the US and internationally. Her background of M.Ed in ESL and Curriculum and Instruction combined with her experience has led her to develop a bestselling newcomer curriculum that has sold in over 90 countries around the globe. She brings a different perspective to teaching ELLs from her years teaching and living abroad and working with ELLs from around the world. You will walk away from each episode with the ideas and tools you need to transform your experience as a teacher and cultivate a thriving and welcoming environment for your ELL students.



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