The Science of Reading
How the Brain Learns to Read and What It Means for Classroom Instruction
This presentation will help you bridge the gap between the Science of Reading and practice. Together, we will translate the Science of Reading into practical ideas that you can implement in your classroom the next day. By exploring the relationships between the neuroscience of reading, the Simple View of Reading, and orthographic mapping, we will gain further insights into how to teach the five essential skills of reading. In addition to demonstrations of phonemic awareness games, systematic phonics games, methods for teaching spelling analysis, and practical tips, participants will explore analogies that help to communicate the importance of evidence-based practices to their administrators and colleagues.
Denise is the CEO and founder of Logic of English, a mission-driven publisher that empowers students of all ages to become fluent readers and writers. Denise is passionate about providing students of all ages access to evidence-based literacy education. When her sons struggled to learn to read, Denise discovered that one of the core instructional tools used to help students with dyslexia is to teach them how English really works. Upon seeing her sons go from nonreaders to reading chapter books within months, she decided to write Uncovering the Logic of English, an award-winning book that sheds light on the literacy crisis and the rules that explain 98% of English words. She has more than eighteen books and numerous teaching tools. Denise continues her life work of sharing the power of knowing how English works by speaking, writing, and publishing.