Reading and the Brain!
Did you know that reading and writing TRANSFORM the brain? Even adults develop new neural pathways as they read and write. Listen to the video below. Think of the effect of daily reading on vocabulary and language development of young children. Even silent reading requires engagement of multiple parts of the brain. I'd love to hear what you think!
Think about the mental gymnastics that take place when navigating the print language. Think about the differences in the ways technology has enhanced what we know about learning to read and write.