Episode 4: The Importance of Reading During Remote Learning

This episode is the second in a series loosely based on The Distance Learning Playbook for Parents by Rosalind Wiseman, Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and John Hattie. If you’re interested in learning more about the topics in this episode, you can purchase a copy here.

In this episode, host Colleen Kaplan digs into the second chapter of The Distance Learning Playbook for Parents. This chapter focuses on reading, and why it remains important for students to continue sharpening their reading skills while learning remotely

Along with special guest Holly Kelly, the pair highlights the importance of reading with your children, as well as the best ways to talk to your children about what they are reading. Holly also spotlights several free, high-quality reading resources for use at home while providing a few pointers for choosing the right books for your children.

Holly currently serves as a Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois. Holly brings her extensive education experience as a former library media specialist and English teacher to the SPARK Parent Podcast.

Episode Resources

During this episode, Colleen and Holly mention a variety of resources designed to help support families during remote learning.

For a quick infographic of these resources, click here.

For a detailed list of these resources, including full descriptions, click here.

This podcast was produced by LTC SPARK, a remote learning resource program from the Learning Technology Center of Illinois. For more information about SPARK, or to view our upcoming events, please visit our website or follow us on Twitter (@ltc_SPARK).