Our educational system takes a linear, analytical approach to teaching children to read. Those children who are linear and analytical do well within that system, as do children who have a good support system at home and at school. But right-brained kids need an approach that honors their brain's wiring and an approach that offers them equity in learning.
Do you suspect your child is a right-brained learner? Right-brained children have a unique way of taking in and processing information. They possess amazing gifts and talents, and the more we understand and harness those strengths, the more successful we will be in teaching them. This blog describes right-brained learners and their most common characteristics, what happens when they are under stress, and describes the strengths of right-brained learners.
SnapWords® is a research-based, carefully designed system that inextricably marries sight word recognition with explicit phonics instruction. SnapWords® are over 640 high frequency words with lessons for each word that include phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics/orthography/automatic word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing. So far, as far as content goes, The SnapWords® System and Science of Reading are identical in every particular… except one.
There are specific characteristics that define the right-brain learner and set them apart from their left-brained counterparts. Right-brained learners are identified by how they take in information, how they process it, and how they most easily remember what they learn. When we speak of right-brained learning, then, we are referring to what is most natural for them in terms of how they process information.