Breaking the Code: The New Science of Beginning Reading and Writing / Edition 1
  • Breaking the Code: The New Science of Beginning Reading and Writing / Edition 1
  • Breaking the Code: The New Science of Beginning Reading and Writing / Edition 1

Breaking the Code: The New Science of Beginning Reading and Writing / Edition 1

by J Richard Gentry
     
 

If only we could understand that seemingly inexplicable moment when children suddenly "get" reading. Then our instruction could be directed toward creating those specific circumstances which help every student recognize the pattern of meaning behind the marks on a page. Now, thanks to Richard Gentry's Breaking the Code, we can.

In his most important book

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Overview

If only we could understand that seemingly inexplicable moment when children suddenly "get" reading. Then our instruction could be directed toward creating those specific circumstances which help every student recognize the pattern of meaning behind the marks on a page. Now, thanks to Richard Gentry's Breaking the Code, we can.

In his most important book to date, Gentry combines cutting-edge, brain-based research with sound classroom knowledge to explore early literacy development. Starting with the crucial interrelationship of reading and writing, he looks inside and out at the minds of emerging readers to find out how they construct the idea and process of reading. Then he presents a blueprint for instruction and early intervention that combines his new findings with best-practice teaching. His comprehensive instructional model focuses on building the specific skills, capacities, and experiences kids need by teaching them to write as they learn to read. Gentry gives you everything you need to implement successful beginning reading strategies as well as a variety of effective tips for supporting readers and writers throughout the primary grades.

Writing with the same clarity and teacher-friendly approach as in his best-selling The Science of Spelling, Richard Gentry will show you how scientific thinking and student-centered teaching can work together to create powerful literacy instructional practices. Let Breaking the Code open a window for you into the minds of young readers, so that you can open a window for them into a world of literate possibilities.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325009223
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
01/25/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,351,317
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

1A model of skilled reading before we look inside the brain of a reader1
2Looking inside the brain - glimmerings of insight from brain scan research and the neurobiology of reading10
3Outside-the-brain changes in beginning readers18
4Outside-the-brain changes in spellers and writers28
5How and why to intervene during the "tadpole" phases of beginning literacy39
6The intervention blueprint45
7Five phases of intervention, support, and instruction - up as close as you can get74
8Reforming kindergartens by teaching writing - visions and voices from the pioneers - plus learning about love89
9"The remedy should be applied where the evil commences," otherwise we're in trouble!110
10Come see a miracle134
Postscript : a letter from my mother154
AppThe instructional blueprint157

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