Let's Discuss Reading!

I've written a lot of stuff over the years related to teaching reading. I've noticed a push lately to discuss how teachers aren't really taught in teacher school how to actually teach reading based on research. I think I'll start sharing some of my writing and some links. To start it off, here is a Quora response of mine to the question "What are the best ways to teach kids to read?" If you manage to read all the way through there is a bonus link to an excellent podcast.

I absolutely love to discuss the process of learning to read!

After having taught first grade for five years and teaching three children to read, I definitely have some entrenched beliefs on teaching children to read. Much of my belief system is based on experience watching children learn to read.