Posted by Alicia Pane on Friday, Aug 21st, 2015.
My name is Alicia Pane and I have been an educator for 11 years. I started my career in California as a 1st and 2nd grade teacher in Chula Vista. In 2006, my family and I ventured out to Texas and I taught 1st grade in Carrolton. During the 2007/2008 school year I began teaching third grade at West Hurst. Last year, I was the Instructional Specialist at Harrison Lane and this year I will be the Reading Specialist at West Hurst. Reading is essential for all learning and I absolutely enjoy teaching it. I am ecstatic to get to work with K-6th grade students developing their reading skills.
YAY! Road Runners!

I will post helpful strategies to get your children reading on grade level.

Post 1:

"Brain development that allows a person to read is nothing less than spectacular" by Pamela Nevellis.
The process begins with the eye and goes through these areas of the brain: Thalamus- Visual Cortex, Angular Gyrus, Wernicke's Area, Broca's Area - and then Reading will occur. Of course the system takes a few years to become myelinated and not until the axons are coated with glial cells does reading become automatic. For a majority of students this comes to fruition around third grade.
Of course for some students this process is more laborious and the pathways aren't as easily accesible.
I will be providing Tips on how to help the struggling reader become myelinated.