Learning from Larry: A Highest Aspirations Podcast interview with Larry Ferlazzo

In a recent episode of the Highest Aspirations, a podcast hosted by ELLevation Education, Steve Sofronas interviews well-known educator Larry Ferlazzo. In this 46-minute podcast, Ferlazzo and Sofronas consider effective and pragmatic ways to differentiate reading comprehension strategies for English learners; discuss how motivation, relationship building, and student agency impacts student growth; examine family engagement strategies like home visits which may “provide actionable insight leading to better reading comprehension;” and lastly, they consider how to promote overall enjoyment in reading for ELLs.

The podcast is very informative and may be helpful to those in our TWIN-CS Network. During the podcast the following resources are mentioned:

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