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Inside the brain of a reader (infographic)
Here is another great infographic that brings us closer to understanding the process of reading.
The chart was developed by We Are Teachers, an extensive online resource for teachers and educators, in cooperation with Scientific Learning.
Why some people find reading difficult? Common reasons are home environment, and other social and economic factors. But there is also the one inside us – the brain.
The differences in three main brain areas can affect our ability to read:
- left brain hemisphere – it helps readers make the connection between letters and sounds,
- occipital lobe – it helps us understand what we see,
- Wernicke’s area – it’s where our brain stores words and sounds.
Two kids raised in the same neighborhood, and having the same access to books, may hugely differ in reading comprehension. And it’s all because one of them is having a less active Wernicke’s area.
Fortunately, our brain has the ability to change during the course of life. We can stimulate certain areas. They can physically get bigger. The kid in the neighborhood doesn’t need to be a struggling reader any longer.
It’s where teachers can help. One of the ways is to join Fast ForWord, an online reading intervention program that targets language, memory, and attention skills.
Click on the image below to see it in full view, and don’t hesitate to visit the original page on We Are Teachers.
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
by Suzanne Collins
Part 1: The Mentor
Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again. But this was not that day. He needed to eat a large bowl of the anemic stuff, and drink every drop of broth, to prevent his stomach from growling during the reaping ceremony. It was one of a long list of precautions he took to mask the fact that his family, despite residing in the penthouse of the Capitol’s most opulent apartment building, was as poor as district scum. That at eighteen, the heir to the once-great house of Snow had nothing to live on but his wits.
His shirt for the reaping was worrying him. He had an acceptable pair of dark dress pants bought on the black market last year, but the shirt was what people looked at. Fortunately, the Academy provided the uniforms it required for daily use. For today’s ceremony, however, students were instructed to be dressed fashionably but with the solemnity the occasion dictated. Tigris had said to trust her, and he did. Only his cousin’s cleverness with a needle had saved him so far. Still, he couldn’t expect miracles.
The shirt they’d dug from the back of the wardrobe—his father’s, from better days—was stained and yellowed with age, half the buttons missing, a cigarette burn on one cuff. Too damaged to sell in even the worst of times, and this was to be his reaping shirt? This morning he had gone to her room at daybreak, only to find both his cousin and the shirt missing. Not a good sign. Had Tigris given up on the old thing and braved the black market in some last-ditch effort to find him proper clothing? And what on earth would she possess worth trading for it? Only one thing—herself—and the house of Snow had not yet fallen that far. Or was it falling now as he salted the cabbage?
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