A major new book on the Science of Reading
HOW THE SCIENCE OF READING INFORMS TEACHING
J. Richard Gentry
Gene P. Ouellette
BRAIN WORDS FILLS THE GAP!
THIS BOOK IS DESIGNED TO HELP FILL THE GAP BETWEEN THE SCIENCE OF READING AND WHAT WE DO IN THE CLASSROOM. BRAIN WORDS EXPLAINS READING THEORY, RESEARCH, AND THE NEUROLOGICAL READING CIRCUITRY IN WAYS THAT TEACHERS CAN UNDERSTAND AND CLEARLY RELATE TO THEIR CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION.
The past two decades have brought giant leaps in our understanding of how the brain works. But these discoveries—and all their exciting implications—have yet to make their way into most classrooms.
In Brain Words: How the Science of Reading Informs Teaching, authors J. Richard Gentry and Gene Ouellette, bring their original, research-based framework of “brain words”—dictionaries in the brain where students store and automatically access sounds, spellings, and meaning.
Brain Words will show how children’s brains develop as they become readers and discover ways you can take concrete steps to promote this critical developmental passage.
- Pages: 176
- Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
- Imprint: Stenhouse Publishers
- Publication Date: 7th February 2019
- Trim Size: 7.37 x 9.25 in
- ISBN: 9781625312730
- Format: Paperback
EDUCATION / Professional Development
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Reading & Phonics
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Language Arts
EDUCATION / Classroom Management
Up-to-date knowledge about reading and neurological circuitry, including evidence
that spelling is at the core of the reading brain
- Tools to recognize what works, what doesn’t, and why
- Practical classroom activities for daily teaching and student assessment
- Insights about what brain research tells us about whole language and phonics-first
- Deepened understanding of dyslexia through the enhanced lens of brain science
TWO ARE BETTER THAN ONE!
Building Brain Words for Beginners
Now Available from Amazon, Brain Words co-authors (Gentry & Ouellette) have just released a companion book of lessons based on their science of reading research.
In as little as ten minutes a day, these lessons complement any reading program.
Brain Words Study Guide
The following are suggestions to help groups of educators read, discuss, and extend the ideas from Brain Words to their classrooms. These ideas will come to life as teachers put them into practice with students. With that in mind, we have developed discussion questions, pulled provocative quotes, and provided professional development ideas from each chapter to facilitate reflection on the text. The format of the study guide is designed to support a study group of teachers, but it can also be used individually as a reflective structure for those reading the book alone. The suggestions offered in the guide are designed to foster collaboration, spark new thinking, and support the transfer of new ideas into the classroom.
J. Richard Gentry, PhD
Author of 18 books and 2 popular text book series (Spelling Connections, Kid Writing, and Core of Writing), Dr. J. Richard Gentry is a nationally acclaimed expert and educational consultant in the field of literacy with a particular focus in the areas of spelling, writing, beginning reading, and dyslexia. Learn more About Richard…
Gene P. Ouellette PhD
Dr. Gene P. Ouellette is an internationally recognized researcher in the areas of reading, spelling, and topics exploring the links between oral and written language processes. Gene is currently the Head of the Psychology Department at Mount Allison University, where he teaches courses on child development, educational psychology, language development, and literacy acquisition. Learn more About Gene...