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Reed Featured in PBS “Summer Reads” Series

Photo of TN Reading Research Center director Debora Reed sanding in front on a camera in a studio while recording a segment for television

Deborah Reed Records a Summer Reads Segment at East Tennessee PBS studios. Photo by: Chris Smith, East Tennessee PBS

Deborah Reed, Director of the Tennessee Reading Research Center and Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, collaborated with East Tennessee PBS to create several video shorts as part of PBS’ “Summer Reads” series. Each short contains suggestions for parents and caregivers to support literacy during summer activities. From reading about travel locations to writing about animals in the community, the videos are full of ideas families can take anywhere the summer leads. Each video includes a QR code to access related resources or additional ideas.

Reed filmed the segments at East Tennessee PBS studios on May 24th, and the shorts have been airing alongside other summer programming. You can watch all of them on PBS’ YouTube channel. Special thanks to the partnership of East TN PBS, PBS Kids, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee.