Dr. Andy Johnson discusses various issues around the reading wars: An interview conducted by Dr. Sam Bommarito
In this interview, Dr. Andy Johnson talks about various issues dealing with the reading wars. He focuses on dispelling misinformation and myths, which are currently being presented by the folks supporting the social media version of the science of reading. In addition, he tells us about his newest reading book- Designing Meaning-Based Interventions for Struggling Readers. That book is a treasure trove of information and practical ideas for teachers working with those readers. Here is Dr. Johnson’s biography LINK:
Here is a link to the YouTube interview:
Dr. Andy Johnson’s YouTube Channel LINK.
Dr. Andy Johnson’s Reading Instruction Show LINK.
Dr. Andy Johnson’s Newest Reading Book LINK
Dr. Andy Johnson Twitter – @axe_andrew
Link to Dr. Johnson’s next webinar LINK.
Final Thoughts About This Interview.
Dr. Johnson has long been an advocate of using research, all the research, to inform us on the best ways to teach reading. There has been a growing tide of voices like Dr. Johnson’s, voices that are pushing back on the misdirection and misinformation given by the social media version of SOR. In addition to attending Dr. Johnson’s webinar, also have a look at the upcoming webinar by P.D. Pearson Fact-Checking the “Science of Reading”: Claims, Assumptions, and Consequences LINK. I’ll also be sharing Richard Allenton’s ideas around that same subject. Be on the lookout for what I say about Allenton’s article published in the Tennessee Reading Journal. In sum, it’s time to try something new. That something new is using ideas from all sides to create a Reading Evolution LINK.
Happy Reading and Writing.
Dr. Sam Bommarito (aka, the guy in the middle taking flak from all sides)
Copyright 2023 by Dr. Sam Bommarito. Views/interpretations expressed here are solely this author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of any other person or organization.