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

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200 pages | Corwin
'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

'Marcia Tate is concise and to the point. The activities are easy to incorporate and don't require teachers to add more to their already full plates. Teachers who are looking for educationally sound AND fun activities will love this book!' - Carrice Cummins, Associate Professor , Louisiana Tech Univerisity

This accompaniment to the best-selling title Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites will focus on brain-based literacy strategies for primary and secondary teachers. Tate includes strategies and activities from the hundreds of teachers she's trained alongside her own.

 
Introduction
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Part I: Reading Strategies
 
1. Phonemic Awareness
 
2. Phonics Instruction
 
3. Fluency
 
4. Vocabulary Instruction
 
5. Text Comprehension Instruction
 
Part II: Language Arts Strategies
 
6. Reading Authentically
 
7. Reading Widely
 
8. Reading Strategically
 
9. Adjusting Language
 
10. Writing Strategically
 
11. Applying Knowledge of Language Structure
 
12. Conducting Research
 
13. Using Technological and Informational Resources
 
14. Respecting Diversity in Language
 
15. Developing Competency in English
 
16. Participating in Literacy Communities
 
17. Using Language to Accomplish Purposes
 
Resource: Brain-Compatible Lesson Planning
 
Bibliography
 
Index

"Marcia Tate is concise and to the point. The activities are easy to incorporate and don't require teachers to add more to their already full plates. Teachers who are looking for educationally sound AND fun activities will love this book!"

Carrice Cummins, Associate Professor
Louisiana Tech University

"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

"This book is wonderful. I wish I could have had it several years ago. The practical strategies, easily read format, organization of the book, and related research makes this book a must--especially for new elementary teachers."

Myrna Hinson, Professional Learning Coordinator
Dekalb County Schools, Decatur, GA

"In this collection of exquisitely teacher-friendly activities, Marcia Tate has extended the wonderful brain-based discussions that she set forth in her two previous books. Teachers will delight in using the creative and practical suggestions and activities here to teach the language arts. The 20 strategies presented here...provide teachers with a solid cadre of research-based activities which incorporate all eight levels of multiple intelligences and all four learning modalities. Teachers and students will find this collection filled with a variety of fun and practical approaches to instruction in the language arts which are classroom-tested and based on the most current research."

Dr. William T. Hammond, Literacy Coordinator
DeKalb County Schools, Stone Mountain, GA

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: Phonemic Awareness

Introduction


Marcia L. Tate

Marcia L. Tate is the former executive director of professional development for the DeKalb County School System in Decatur, Georgia.  During her 30-year career with the district, she has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, language arts coordinator, and staff development executive director.  Marcia was named Staff Developer of the Year for the state of Georgia, and her department was selected to receive the Exemplary Program Award for the state. Marcia is currently CEO of the consultant firm she shares with her husband, Tyrone, and has presented her workshops to over 500,000 administrators, teachers, parents, and... More About Author

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