Building a Biliterate Brain & Reader, Come Home
Welcome to Letters 8 & 9 of Reader, Come Home
In Letter 8, we learn Dr. Maryanne Wolf’s definition of the biliterate brain, and the challenge before us as we teach children to read deeply – and how to think critically about online information.
For the virtual book study, read Letters 8 & 9 of Reader, Come Home, watch the roundtable discussion video, and answer the following discussion questions.
Why is it so important to first establish the ability to read before introducing digital devices – and then to ensure children are “steeped in” the best of both mediums?When we talk about “code-switching,” what is meant? What can we do to ensure each child can master cognitive flexibility to comfortably move through parallel fluencies – reading print and discerning the meaning and validity of online content?
Ready to explore deeper?
Enjoy our full Letters 8 & 9 lecture.
Reader, Come Home Virtual Book Study Letters:
- Letter 1: Reading, the Canary in the Mind
- Letter 2: Under the Big Top: An Unusual View of the Reading Brain
- Letter 3: Deep Reading: Is It Endangered?
- Letter 4: “What Will Become of the Readers We Have Been?”
- Letter 5: The Raising of Children in a Digital Age
- Letter 6: From Laps to Laptops in the First Five Years- Don’t Move Too Fast
- Letter 7: The Science and Poetry in Learning (and Teaching) to Read
- Letters 8 & 9: Building a Biliterate Brain & Reader, Come Home
- Concluding Livestream by Dr. Wolf on March 12 at 7pm ET