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March 6, 2024 52 mins

Colby Hall, PhD, shares her research on reading and language from kindergarten through adolescence. Dr. Hall, an assistant professor at University of Virginia, discusses her vast research collaborations spanning across areas of literacy, age groups, and language, providing a window into the research process and offering implications for classroom practice. In this episode, you will learn about

  • the findings from a pilot study involving an integrated reading, writing, and language intervention for kindergarteners
  • a current study that integrates professional development, technology, and literacy instruction for emergent bilingual students 
  • an effective instructional approach developed to support adolescent literacy in content areas

Dr. Hall shares tangible insights and resources for classroom application for children at any age and ignites curiosity for further learning.

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