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Literacy and the Science of Reading
October 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Ever wondered how kids learn to read, write and spell?
Want to better support your child during distance learning?
If you are the parent or teacher of an elementary or middle school student who struggles to read or write, whether they are dyslexic or not, please join us for a session with two Stanford professors about what research has taught us on how literacy learning occurs and brain plasticity. Organized by the Palo Alto CAC and PTA Council.
Part 1: How does the reading brain work from a neuroscience perspective?
Jason D. Yeatman – Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education and Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Stanford University
* How does the brain learn to read?
* What is different about the dyslexic brain?
* Can we change the brain through education?
Part 2: How to apply what neuroscience has discovered to develop strong readers & writers?
Rebecca Silverman – Associate Professor of Early Literacy in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University
* The science of reading: How kids learn to read and write?
– What are the foundational skills to develop successful readers & writers
– What specific strategies to use in the classroom
* The response to intervention & assessments from elementary to middle school
– From your typical reader to the struggling reader to the dyslexic child, children vary widely in literacy development
– How to use assessments that capture these strengths and needs to drive instruction
– Tips for differentiated intervention
* Home to School connection
– Questions parents should ask to understand the reading profile of their child
– Strategies parents could use at home to support their strengths and weaknesses
– Questions to ask the reading specialist