"Explains brain research in easy-to-understand language and includes real classroom stories from diverse grade levels and student populations. Any teacher who wants to support effective, brain-friendly instruction should read this book and share it with colleagues and administrators."
—Bobbie Faulkner, Teacher
Scottsdale Unified School District, Phoenix, AZ
"The major strengths are the implications of current brain research and how to maximize student learning and enjoyment in the learning process."
—Mary Moore, Third-Grade Teacher
Jason Lee Elementary School, Richland, WA
A brain-based approach for nurturing the writer in every student!
Today's world of high-stakes testing challenges teachers to find a balance between brain-centered and test-driven practices. This insightful book provides a framework for using brain-compatible strategies to develop confident and competent writers while meeting district and national standards.
The author applies core principles of effective teaching to writing instruction and shows teachers how to foster a love of writing in their classroom. Written in a user-friendly format, this revised edition of Write Brain Write features classroom stories, reflection questions, student examples, and activities for elementary, middle, and high school students to help teachers implement brain-friendly writing instruction. This resource provides information on:
- Creating a brain-compatible classroom based on how the brain learns
- Using a seven-step framework to promote writing skills
- Integrating test preparation with instruction to boost student achievement
- Cross-curricular writing in social studies, science, math, and language arts
Foster high literacy and increase performance on high-stakes tests while nurturing an authentic love for learning in every student!