Wiring the Brain for Reading, Grades K-6 Brain-Based Strategies for Teaching Literacy

ISBN-10: 0470587210

ISBN-13: 9780470587218

Edition: 2012

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Using the latest neuroscience research to enhance literacy instruction 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.
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 5/10/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Marilee Sprenge r is an adjunct professor at Aurora University, where she teaches graduate courses on brain-based teaching, learning and memory, and differentiation. She speaks internationally, and is affiliated with the American Academy of Neurology. She is the author of several books, and her dedication to education has won her many awards. Marilee currently resides in Peoria, Illinois.

Acknowledgments
About the Author
About the Book
Language Development
From Neural Sensitivity to Neural Commitment
The Right Way to Babble
Encouraging Speech
Windows of Opportunity
Experience and Brain Development
Ages and Stages in Language Development
An Enriched Environment for Language Development
Language and Gender
Speaking Out of Both Sides of the Brain
Activities
Summary
Imaging and Imagining the Brain
The Structure of the Brain
How We See the Brain
Brain Cells
How Cells Communicate
What We Thought We Knew
What We Found Out Along the Way
Two Diverging Roads
Learning and Memory: A Definition
Summary
The Body-Brain Connection
Food, Glorious Food!
The Learning Brain's Diet
To Sleep; Perchance to Remember
Making the Right Moves
Sunshine Came Softly Through My Window
Brain-Body Basics
Stress Can Hurt the Body and the Brain
What Does Bullying Do to the Brain?
Summary
Breaking the Code
Phonemic Awareness
The ABCs of the ABCs
Mirror, Mirror
Neurons That Fire Together
Dr. Seuss and Mother Goose?
Getting to the Core
Teaching Phonemic Awareness
Activities
Summary
Patterns and Programs and Phonics! Oh, My!
Patterns and Programs
The Alphabetic Principle
One to One? Not Exactly
The Common Core: Where Do We Stand with the Standards?
Decoding Development in the Brain
Phonics Instruction
Factors That Lead to Learning
Eenie, Meenie, Minee, Moe. Or Is It Eeny, Meany, Miny, Mo?
Activities
Summary
The Fluent Reader
What Fluency Means
The Brain's Pathway to Fluency
Reading Is Pleasure
High-Frequency and Sight Words
Some Steps to Fluency
Activities
Summary
Building Vocabulary
Two Types of Vocabulary
Vocabulary Development
The Common Core State Standards and Vocabulary
The Common Core College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Language
Choosing Our Words Carefully
Activities
Summary
Comprehension
Modeling Comprehension
Comprehension Strategies
Before, During, and After Reading: What These Strategies Have to Do with the Brain
Activities
Summary
Putting It All Together
For Parents
For Teachers
Keep Learning About the Brain
References
Index
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