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Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites
20 Literacy Strategies That Engage the Brain

Second Edition


© 2014 | 200 pages | Corwin

Brain-based strategies turn reluctant readers into motivated and engaged learners!

Experts say that when students engage in learning, comprehension is more likely to occur. Building on Marcia Tate’s 20 successful “dendrite-growing” teaching strategies, Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites, based on the very latest research, contains more than 200 activities for delivering brain-based literacy instruction.

Now in a new, reader-friendly format and consistent with the Common Core State Standards, this classroom companion is dedicated to improving the way students learn to read and read to learn. You’ll discover hands-on techniques grouped by grade level and standard to help teach reading in relevant ways. Activities cover essential categories of literacy and language arts instruction, including

  • Phonemic and phonological awareness
  • Fluency and vocabulary instruction
  • Text comprehension
  • Writing
  • Speaking and listening
  • Language
  • Cross-curricular instruction
  • Reading literacture and information text

When teachers understand how to plan and execute great lessons and when students are involved and engaged, true learning occurs.  Start today!

Praise for the previous edition:
“I thoroughly enjoyed reading this user-friendly book and plan to share the activities with teachers working with struggling readers.”
—Catherine Duffy, English Chairperson
Three Village Central School District, East Setauket, NY

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
Strategy 1: Brainstorming and Discussion
What: Defining the Strategy  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Instructional Activities  
Reflection and Application  
 
Strategy 2: Drawing and Artwork
What: Defining the Strategy  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Instructional Activities  
Reflection and Application  
 
Strategy 3: Field Trips
What: Defining the Strategy  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Instructional Activities  
Reflection and Application  
 
Strategy 4: Games
What: Defining the Strategy  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Instructional Activities  
Reflection and Application  
 
Strategy 5: Graphic Organizers, Semantic Maps, and Word Webs
What: Defining the Strategy  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Instructional Activities  
Reflection and Application  
 
Strategy 6: Humor
What: Defining the Strategy  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Instructional Activities  
Reflection and Application  
 
Strategy 7: Manipulatives, Experiments, Labs, and Models
What: Defining the Strategy  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Instructional Activities  
Reflection and Application  
 
Strategy 8: Metaphors, Analogies, and Similes
What: Defining the Strategy  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Instructional Activities  
Reflection and Application  
 
Strategy 9: Mnemonic Devices
What: Defining the Strategy  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Instructional Activities  
Reflection and Application  
 
Strategy 10: Movement
What: Defining the Strategy  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Instructional Activities  
Reflection and Application  
 
Strategy 11: Music, Rhythm, Rhyme, and Rap
What: Defining the Strategy  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Instructional Activities  
Reflection and Application  
 
Strategy 12: Project-Based and Problem-Based Instruction
What: Defining the Strategy  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Instructional Activities  
Reflection and Application  
 
Strategy 13: Reciprocal Teaching and Cooperative Learning
What: Defining the Strategy  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Instructional Activities  
Reflection and Application  
 
Strategy 14: Role Plays, Drama, Pantomimes, and Charades
What: Defining the Strategy  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Instructional Activities  
Reflection and Application  
 
Strategy 15: Storytelling
What: Defining the Strategy  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Instructional Activities  
Reflection and Application  
 
Strategy 16: Technology
What: Defining the Strategy  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Instructional Activities  
Reflection and Application  
 
Strategy 17: Visualization and Guided Imagery
What: Defining the Strategy  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Instructional Activities  
Reflection and Application  
 
Strategy 18: Visuals
What: Defining the Strategy  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Instructional Activities  
Reflection and Application  
 
Strategy 19: Work Study and Apprenticeships
What: Defining the Strategy  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Instructional Activities  
Reflection and Application  
 
Strategy 20: Writing and Journals
What: Defining the Strategy  
Why: Theoretical Framework  
How: Instructional Activities  
Reflection and Application  
 
Resource A: Brain-Compatible Lesson Design
 
Resource B: Graphic Organizers
 
Bibliography
 
Index

Sample Materials & Chapters

1. Branstorming Discussion

Introduction

Resource A


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