Title Brain Words
Subtitle How the Science of Reading Informs Teaching
Author J. Richard Gentry, Gene P. Ouellette
ISBN 9781625312730
List price USD 36.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 176
Book size 191 X 235 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Stenhouse Publishers (Eurospan Group)
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Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
Status New Arrival
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 “I honestly love Brain Words . . . The methodology shared can be added to our toolbox so that as teachers we can better match instruction to the needs of our students.”

Jennifer Allen, Literacy Specialist in Waterville, Maine and author of Becoming a Literacy Leader.


Gentry and Ouellette are cannonballing into the reading research pool, they’re making waves, and these waves are moving the field of reading forward.”
- From the foreword by Mark Weakland, Super Spellers

The past two decades have brought giant leaps in our understanding of how the brain works. But these discoveries–and all their exciting implications–have yet to make their way into most classrooms.

With the concise and readable BrainWords, you will learn how children’s brains develop as they become readers and discover ways you can take concrete steps to promote this critical developmental passage.

Introducing their original, research-based framework of “brain words”–dictionaries in the brain where students store and automatically access sounds, spellings, and meanings–the authors offer a wealth of information that will transform your thinking and practice:

  • Up-to-date knowledge about reading and neurological circuitry, including evidence that spelling is at the core of the reading brain
  • Tools to recognize what works, what doesn’t, and why
  • Practical classroom activities for daily teaching and student assessment
  • Insights about what brain research tells us about whole language and phonics-first movements
  • Deepened understanding of dyslexia through the enhanced lens of brain science

With the insights and strategies of BrainWords, you can meet your students where they are and ensure that more of them read well, think well, and write well.


Foreword by Mark Weakland


Chapter 1: Rethinking Reading Instruction as Building a Dictionary in the Brain

Chapter 2: How the Scientific Study of Reading Can Inform Teaching

Chapter 3: The Reading Brain

Chapter 4: What Works and What Doesn’t: A Critical Look at Current Teaching Practices

Chapter 5: Phase Observation for Early Spelling to Read

Chapter 6: Spell-to-Read: Building Brain Words in Kindergarten and First Grade

Chapter 7: Building Brain Words on Second Through Sixth Grade

Chapter 8: Understanding and Supporting Children with Dyslexia in Light of Reading Science



About the Authors:

Author of many books and a renowned educational consultant, Richard Gentry has been an elementary classroom teacher, professor, and director of a university reading center.

An internationally recognized researcher in reading, spelling, and the links between oral and written language, Gene Ouellette is professor and head of the Psychology Department at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada.

Target Audience:

This book is intended for students and academicians of education and teachers interested in the psychologocal aspects of reading.


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