Interview With Dr. Richard Allington

Two weeks ago I had the privilege of spending the day at a Response to Intervention professional development with Dr. Richard Allington. Dr. Allington is a Professor of Education at the University of Tennessee.  He has served as the president of the National Reading Conference and the International Reading Association.  He has authored several books including: Classrooms That Work: They Can All Read And Write, What Really Matters for Struggling Readers: Designing Research-based Programs, and What Really Matters in Response to Intervention.

For the interview I asked Dr. Allington a question and then hit record. Enjoy!

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Why do you think that it is important for teachers and librarians to be readers themselves?

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Can you tell the Nerdy Book Club about the Florida summer reading program you helped develop?

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Do you have any tips for helping teachers/librarians find accessible books for children?

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Colby Sharp

@colbysharp

I’m a fourth grade teacher in Battle Creek, MI. I help out with #nerdybookclub and #titletalk.