Build the Brain for Reading, Grades 4-12

ISBN-10: 1412961114

ISBN-13: 9781412961110

Edition: 2011

Authors: Pamela Nevills
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 12/30/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Pamela Nevills is first and foremost a teacher, working with learners from multiages-primary grades through post graduate students. She supervises student teachers and teaches methods classes at the University of California, Riverside. She has participated on and has been honored by local and state advisory committees. As a two-time panel member for reading textbook selection for the state of California, she is well versed with state and national content standards. She is a national and international speaker and consultant on topics that include brain development from birth through adulthood, the brain and reading, school designs for all readers, and adult learners. Writing is a recent addition to Nevills's work. She is published through the state of California and by the Journal of Staff Development , and she regularly contributes to organizational newsletters. Her passion for reading and the brain developed from a childhood love affair with books and encouragement from a dear friend, Pat Wolfe.Nevills can be reached at 1619 Tecalote Drive, Fallbrook, CA 92028; phone (760) 723-8116; e-mail address: panevills@earthlink.net .

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Learning From Childhood to Adulthood
Are Mind and Brain the Same?
Serious Brain Matters-Learning Attributes of Students' Brains
Learning at Any Age
Brain Structures Accessed for Reading
Overall Appearance of the Human Brain
Hemispheres and Structures
What We Know About the Learning Brain and Readiness to Read
Learning and Neuron Activity
Serious Brain Matters-Neurons and Neuroplasticity
Teaching to Increase Learning Potential
Memory Systems and Learning
What Is Known About the Brain and Memory
Serious Brain Matters-Memory Is More Than Neurons
How Teachers Engage Students With Exceptional Learning-Being Neurosmart
Reading With Comprehension, Automaticity, and Fluency
Learning and Good Readers
Comprehensible Reading
Serious Brain Matters-More about the Brain's Filtering Systems
Motivation and Ability to Learn Through the Grades: How Different is an Adolescent's Brain?
How Adults Learn
Serious Brain Matters-Particular Changes During Adolescence
Student Concern for Learning
Neurology and Technology for All Aspects of the Curriculum
Neurosmart Teaching
The Basics-Capture Attention to Create Learning
The Basics-Infuse Technology Into the School Setting
Serious Brain Matters-Students Remember Many Assignments but Attend to One
Technology Assignments
Older Students Who Struggle With Reading to Learn
Adolescent Literacy Today
Serious Brain Matters-Differences in the Brain's White Microstructures
The Complex Nature of Reading Comprehension
Neurology for All Content Areas
Neurology Influences All Subject Areas
Foreign Language
Visual and Performing Arts
Social Studies and History
Mathematics
Science
Health
Physical Education
Neuroeducation, a New Adventure
Resources, Connections, and Future Classrooms
Students' Attitudes Influence All Subject Matter Classes
Infuse Technology Into Classrooms
Infusing Neuroscience Into Classroom Practice
Focus Interview Questions
Glossary
References and Further Reading
Index
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