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ERIC Number: EJ1059641
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Thinking about the Brain to Balance Classroom Literacy Programs
Nathanson, Steven A.; Nathanson, Marsha L.
Language and Literacy Spectrum, v14 p48-61 Spr 2004
In this paper, we discuss the link between effective literacy practices recommended by the International Reading Association and current research on how the brain learns derived from MRI and PET scan studies begun in the 1990's. Five key areas of brain-based research discussed include time and attention, emotion, the nature of memory, the learning environment, and differentiation. The purpose of this article is to provide classroom practitioners a new lens by which to view the most important and effective literacy practices, and shape their language arts programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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