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More Than 100 Brain-Friendly Tools and Strategies for Literacy Instruction - Dr. Kathy Perez

More Than 100 Brain-Friendly Tools and Strategies for Literacy Instruction

Paperback Published: 26th June 2008
ISBN: 9781412926935
Number Of Pages: 136

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Among the most powerful messages translated from brain research to educational practice are that learning occurs best when:

Prior knowledge is activated

Students are actively engaged

Connections are created and reinforced

Opportunities are incorporated for reflection and metacognition

Student-to-student interactive social learning is promoted

This book from an international trainer and consultant goes the next step and uses these findings to inform practical implementation for literacy. The author briefly targets the relevant research and moves quickly to providing tools and strategies for teachers to use for motivation and engagement, and specifically to improve teaching and learning in the literacy domains of vocabulary and comprehension. While additional research rationale is sprinkled throughout the book, the format is 10% research and theory and 90% practical tools and strategies for classrooms. This book is packed with use-today resources for teachers to get all students off the sidelines and fully engagd in literacy learning.

"This is a fabulous book! Hundreds of activities that can be implemented at no cost. Buy it, use it, and allow the genius of Kathy Perez to rub off on you." -- Harry K. Wong, Author
"This is a helpful, user-friendly book of easy-to-implement reading strategies. The coverage and length are appropriate for the busy classroom teacher." -- Mary Amato, Literacy Coach
"The book is well-organized and covers important components for reading. This is a major contribution to the recent literature on reading and brain-based teaching." -- Marilee Sprenger, Educational Consultant
"This book belongs on the desk of every teacher who wants to engage and excite students in brain based learning. Kathy Perez is the ultimate cheerleader for teachers and she gives teachers over 100 easy to use tools to help students succeed." -- Lori Oczkus, National Literacy Consultant and Author
"What a great resource! Clear, concise, and current, Perez's book makes effective literacy instruction a reality for teachers everywhere." -- Rick Morris, Educator
"These strategies will provide teachers, literacy coaches, and reading specialists not only with theory but proven tools that work, making for an important classroom pick." -- The Bookwatch, July 2008

About the Author
Brain-Based Literacy Learning - Pieces of the Puzzle
The Research Connection
Reading Comprehension and the Brain
Personal Connections
Reflect to Connect
Slow Down to Go Faster
Different Ways of Knowing - Different Ways of Showing
Activate to Educate!
Why Activate?
Prereading Strategies
Anticipation Guide/Prediction Guide
People Bingo
Graphic Organizers
Preview Puzzles
Sticky-Note Discussion/Graffiti Board
Story Impressions
Word Splash
Learning Lineup
Voting With Your Feet
Preview Pairs
Sort and Report
Postcard Connections
What Does a Brain-Compatible Classroom Look Like?
Tips for Developing a Brain-Compatible Classroom
Content and Process ("Gum" and "Chew")
State Changes
Management Tips
Grouping and Floor Plans
Learning Centers
Sample Centers
Creating Independent Learners
Strategies for Flexible Grouping
Managing for Grouping Accountability
Planning for Grouping
Carousel Cruising
Walk and Talk Tour
Newscast Reporting
Clock Buddies
Grouping "Roundup"
Literacy is NOT a Spectator Sport!
Note Taking/ Note Making
Summary Strategies
Picture This: Stretch to Sketch
Rhyme Time
Questioning Strategies
Differentiate to Motivate!
Essential Elements of Differentiation
What Is This Thing Called Differentiation?
Pieces of the Puzzle
Managing Your Differentiated Classroom
Ten Things to Try Next Week (To Encourage Independence and Differentiate Instruction)
Lesson Planning for Action
Professor of the Week
"Professor for the Week"
Active Participation Strategies
Give One/ Get One
Save the Last Word for Me!
Into, Through, and Beyond Boosters
Developing an Instructional Framework
"Into" Strategies
"Through" Strategies
Coding Strategy
"Beyond" Strategies
Flip Book
"Two Facts and a Fib"
Question Fan
Celebrate a Book
Fishbone Strategy
Question "Connections"
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ISBN: 9781412926935
ISBN-10: 1412926939
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 26th June 2008
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.5  x 0.84
Weight (kg): 0.4