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Season 2, Episode 10:

Slow Brew Read-Alouds: Three Purposeful Passes to Improve Comprehension

Intention is everything when it comes to helping students progress in their reading journey. Author and Literacy Consultant Lester Laminack joins us to explore the benefits of read-aloud experiences and how you can refine your teaching intentions to support student growth. Help instill unshakeable confidence by empowering young readers to read aloud independently. 


Lester Laminack

Lester Laminack, Professor Emeritus at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, is a full-time writer and consultant working with schools throughout the world. He is the author of over 25 books for teachers and children. His academic publications include Writers ARE Readers: Flipping Reading Strategies into Writing Instruction (Heinemann), The Ultimate Read-Aloud Collection Fiction and Nonfiction (Scholastic), and Critical Comprehension (Corwin). 



Cheryl holds a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership, distinguished educational leader, and has been recognized with multiple awards for her achievements. She served as the lead curriculum developer for Learning Without Tears’ Get Set for School’s Language and Literacy curriculum, which received an AEP Distinguished Achievement award. In 2017, Cheryl was awarded the Investor Bank’s Educator of the Year Award.