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Teacher Caprice Banks talks with Katie about her experience publishing her first book, a YA non-fiction novel. "little girl, Grown" is available now on amazon!
Katie welcomes guest Dr. Jennifer French, author of "Help! My Students Write Like They Text" to discuss her book. Katie and Jenn talk about how texting infiltrates student's academic writing, and what we can do to help them strengthen their written and oral communication skills. Dr. French's book is available here:
Katie and Deanna are joined by middle school experts Shirley Percifield and Jenn Marshall of Highlands Middle School to discuss how to help our struggling readers at the middle school Level. This episode was recorded at Adventures Underground! out the Adventures Underground Radio (Podcast) here:
Katie and Deanna welcome special guest Dr. Richard Cash to discuss Growth Mindset, The Four Stages of Self-Regulation and how both ideas relate to Literacy Success! For more on Katie, Deanna and the Engaging Learners team head to For more of Dr. Cash's work, head to
What graphic novels are, and how can we use these texts in reading, with special guest Jenn Marshall of Au Radio: The Gold Standard of Comics, SciFi, Horror & Pop Culture Podcast.
STEAM plus R equals STREAM! Katie and Deanna discuss the role of reading in STEM and STEAM curriculum, present their argument and propose an educational movement! You don't want to miss this one. Don't forget to keep up with Katie and Deanna and the rest of the Engaging Learners crew at and on instagram @engaginglearners
Katie and Deanna are joined by special guest Dr. Danny Brassell. Danny is an internationally known reading expert, speaker, author and teacher. His work is practical and focused on closing the achievement gap! They discuss changes in literacy and literacy instruction, keeping the joy in learning and more! Head to for a free copy of Danny's book.
Katie and Deanna discuss the ins and outs of adolescent brain development in relationship to literacy skills.
Two Lit(eracy) Ladies is an engaging education podcast featuring two experts in the field of adolescent literacy: Katherine McKnight Ph.D and Deanna Gallagher. Katie and Deanna have been friends since college . . . a long, long time ago. Their combined classroom experience and passion for education shines through in this entertaining and informational podcast.
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