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Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites (2/e)

  • Title:Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Literacy Strategies That Engage the Brain (2/e)
  • Author:Marcia Tate
  • Publication Date:November 2013
  • Grade Level:K-12
  • ISBN:9781452280301
  • Publisher:Corwin Press

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 successful “dendrite-growing” teaching strategies, Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites, based on the latest field research, contains more than 300 instructional activities and brain-compatible literacy strategies.

Newly 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 to help teach reading in relevant, motivating, and engaging ways. Activities cover essential areas of literacy instruction, including:

  • Phonemic awareness
  • Phonics and vocabulary instruction
  • Text comprehension
  • Reading authentically, widely, and strategically Writing strategically
  • Creating, critiquing, and discussing texts
  • Conducting research
  • Using technological resources
  • Respecting diversity in language
  • Participating in literary communities
  • Using language to accomplish purposes

When students are involved and engaged, true learning occurs. Invite your students to use higher-level thinking skills, increase comprehension, and make learning their own!

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Author Bio

Marcia Tate is the former executive director of professional development for the DeKalb County School System, 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.


Tate is currently an educational consultant and has taught more than 350,000 administrators, teachers, parents, and business and community leaders throughout the world. She is the author of: Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites; “Sit & Get” Won’t Grow Dendrites; Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites; Shouting Won’t Grow Dendrites and Mathematics Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites co-written with Warren Phillips, one of the best science teachers in the country.

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