Monday, February 3, 2020

FM #198 - Jeff StGermain On "How I Read" - The Word Experiences Tour (audio)

FM #198

This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 198 in the series, we are now collaborating on with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (

Jeff St Germain, author and resident of Franklin sat with me recently at the Franklin studio. He talks about his new children’s book “How I Read” and the background research driving him to develop ‘word experiences’ for young children.

Listen to our conversation, approximately 24 minutes


Visit to learn why the focus of each event is "word experiences" for the participants.

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“The Early Catastrophe” by Hart-Risley

Related link to the Hart-Risley study mentioned

Link to NPR audio report updating the study with new info

Betty Hart’s wikipedia entry
Todd Risley interview on YouTube

For the inquiring minds: the book that had my attention so deeply that I almost missed getting off the train, not once but twice with the same book: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Jeff and Klondike at the Franklin Public Library
Jeff and Klondike at the Franklin Public Library


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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

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