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Season 1, Episode 3: Connecting Metacognition to Your Literacy Lessons

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Have you ever considered connecting metacognition to your literacy lessons? That’s exactly what we’re talking about in this episode and we are really excited to share this topic with you. 

We just love the word metacognition. To put it simply, metacognition is thinking about your own thinking. When working with all students, but especially those who are struggling or have dyslexia, helping them understand how their brain works can be really enlightening and empowering.

In this episode, we’ll share the three main points to the importance of the metacognitive plus resources and books that will help you discuss the brain with kids. We’ll also answer our first listener question! Tune in for actionable steps for how you can connect metacognition to your own literacy lessons! 

Books, Videos, & Resources mentioned in this episode:


Ellen McHenry’s Brain Hat

The Language Triangle


Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang and Max Lang

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak, Ph.D

Dyslexia Explained eBook

The Brain: All about Our Nervous System and More! By Seymour Simon


How the Brain Works for Kids

How Your Brain Works: Dr. Binocs Show

Developing a Growth Mindset

Use Your Brain: SciShow Kids

LearnStorm Growth Mindset: The Truth About Your Brain

Your Big Brilliant Brain: Operation Ouch

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