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Sea of Talk

Sea of Talk

By Vanessa Vigna

Literacy talk for elementary teachers and learners.
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Sea of Talk - Episode 8 - When a Coach Gets Coached
Sea of Talk - Episode 8 - When a Coach Gets Coached
I've enrolled in Mount Holyoke's Coaching Institute, and I am learning A LOT. And I still have so much growth ahead of me. This episode gets inside my head about what it was like to be coached, what it was like to be a transformational coach, and my future as a transformational coach. 
24:37
July 31, 2022
Sea of Talk - Episode 7 - Language Study
Sea of Talk - Episode 7 - Language Study
Language Study is one of the most playful parts of literacy learning because it's when students are encouraged to investigate the wondrous nature of our language. Hear about ways to structure Language Study, find time to teach it, and engaging options for students and you. 
34:11
May 02, 2022
Sea of Talk - Episode 6 - Poetry
Sea of Talk - Episode 6 - Poetry
Poetry is essential. Let's read and write it ALL year. Learn how in this month's episode.
29:10
April 06, 2022
Sea of Talk - Episode 5 - Phonics
Sea of Talk - Episode 5 - Phonics
This fifth episode dives into phonics! Since phonics is such a hot topic in literacy land, I called in reinforcements: Val Brown. Val is my school's reading specialist, and our resident phonics expert. I used the long intro music for this episode so that you have time to grab paper and a pen. You're gonna want 'em to take notes! Happy listening.
21:16
February 17, 2022
Sea of Talk - Episode 4 - Fluency
Sea of Talk - Episode 4 - Fluency
Have some robotic or disfluent readers in your class? It might be a fluency issue, but phonics could also be the cause. Find out more by diving in to this episode!
21:47
January 13, 2022
Sea of Talk - Episode 3 - Guided Reading
Sea of Talk - Episode 3 - Guided Reading
Hear about the before, during, and after of guided reading. 
16:53
December 03, 2021
Sea of Talk - Episode 2 - Small Group Writing Instruction
Sea of Talk - Episode 2 - Small Group Writing Instruction
We know that small group instruction has the highest impact on learning, and here's my three-step process to make it happen: decide, guide, record what was tried. Dive on in!
19:31
November 02, 2021
Sea of Talk - Episode 1 - Vocabulary
Sea of Talk - Episode 1 - Vocabulary
Reading and writing float on a sea of talk, which means vocabulary does too! Hear why you don't need a workbook to teach vocabulary, what to do instead, and a few golden nuggets along the way. Happy reading and writing!
16:36
October 12, 2021