Constructing the Deep Reading Brain in a Digital World
Join the Atlanta Speech School, the Cox Campus, and Dr. Maryanne Wolf as we explore her newest book Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World.
Dr. Maryanne Wolf and other researchers have determined how we can end our country’s illiteracy epidemic and construct each child’s reading brain. They have also offered a caution: With our children so immersed in our now digital world, will learning to read be even more difficult? Are our most vulnerable children and all of our children being put at further risk?
In her book Reader, Come Home Dr. Wolf offers a call to action – construct our children’s deep reading brains through print, and use technology to fuel rather than endanger them. We are at a hinge moment! By participating in this book study, you will hear directly from a panel of literacy experts and advocates for each letter/chapter. The study will conclude with Dr. Wolf’s live-streamed Montag Lecture here at the Atlanta Speech School at 7:00 pm EST on March 12.
Please add your own thoughts and experiences to this study. For each letter, we present questions where you can join a conversation on the Cox Campus and connect with others who are engaged in this critical dialogue.
In an intimate and heartfelt message, Dr. Maryanne Wolf gives us a special thank you and welcomes you, Reader, to join this book study. Maryanne gives an insider’s view of the first two Letters, and shares her thoughts around the creation of this book. Throughout this study, she will be providing additional insights in what she calls a “New Letter.”
Reader, Come Home Virtual Book Study
January 9- March 12
If you have not already, you will want to read each letter in Reader, Come Home prior to watching the corresponding video and participating in our discussions. We will be releasing discussion videos for each letter weekly and encourage everyone to follow along.
Read Chapter 1, then enjoy the roundtable discussion video and let us know your thoughts in the community discussion questions below.
Read Chapter 2, then enjoy the roundtable discussion video and let us know your thoughts in the community discussion questions below.
The study will conclude with Dr. Wolf’s live-streamed Montag Lecture at the Atlanta Speech School at 7:00 pm EST on March 12. Interested in joining in person? RSVP Today.