If you’ve ever craved a magic wand that would cause all distractions to vanish from students’ view, these strategies are built for your classroom. After reading and implementing this theory, my students no longer reached for their phantom limbs (cell phones) when it was time to read. We are able to sustain silent reading and hold meaningful, deep conversations about text -- as in, a piece of literature, not an electronic message. — Bonnie Winchester
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.
Wiring the Brain for Reading offers practical strategies for applying the latest research in neuroscience and learning to the classroom.