Wiring the Brain for Reading : Brain-Based Strategies for Teaching Literacy
April 2013, Jossey-Bass
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Wiring the Brain for Reading introduces teachers to aspects of the brain's functions that are essential to language and reading development. Marilee Sprenger, a specialist in learning and the brain, provides practical, brain friendly, strategies for teaching essential skills like phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The author's innovative approach aligns well with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and is designed to enhance students' motivation and excitement in reading.
- Offers a clear explanation of brain functioning in order to enhance language and reading instruction
- Incorporates proven literacy strategies, games, and activities as well as classroom examples
- Aligns with Common Core State Standards for learning to read, developing fluency, and interpreting complex texts
Wiring the Brain for Reading offers practical strategies for applying the latest research in neuroscience and learning to the classroom.