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Building the Reading Brain, PreK-3

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ISBN-10: 1412963265

ISBN-13: 9781412963268

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: Patricia Wolfe, Pamela Nevills, Patricia A. Wolfe, Pamela Ann Nevills, Patricia A. Wolfe

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This Second Edition focuses on young children's brain development and shows teachers how to foster the critical early literacy skills that help students become successful readers. The authors discuss phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency; offer instructional applications for games, music, and play; and provide intervention suggestions for children with early reading difficulties.
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 1/6/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
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…    

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
On the Nature of Reading
The Importance of Learning to Read
Why Learning to Read Is So Difficult
The Basics of Reading
Reflective Questions
What Happens in the Brain When Children Read Words?
Brain Basics
Reading Problems With a Biological Basis
Attention and Memory Systems
Reflective Questions
Building a Foundation for Reading: Birth to Age 3
Reading Relies on Early Language Skills
The Beginnings of Language
The Language Explosion: 1 to 2 Years
Precursors to Writing in the First 3 Years
Reflective Questions
Emerging Literacy During the Preschool Years
Mirror Neurons Drive Learning
Oral Language and Vocabulary
Print Awareness and Alphabet
Developing Writing Skills
Reflective Questions
Beginning to Read: Ages 5 and 6
Instruction Essentials for Emerging Readers
The Brain's Memory Systems
Breaking Away From Static Teaching Tradition
Priming Skills for 5- and 6-Year-Olds
Reflective Questions
Breaking the Reading Code: Learning to Read Through Instruction
Reading and Language Arts Guidelines for Kindergarten and First Grade
Structuring the Brain for Decoding
Word Recognition Gains Sophistication
Teaching Encoding: Spelling and Writing
Reading Beyond Encoding and Decoding
Reflective Questions
Assessing and Responding to Readers at Risk
The Case for Early Assessment
English Language Learners
Assessments of Students With Regularly Developing Reading Skills
Differences in Brain Development
Assessment and Reading Standards
Response to Intervention: Reading Models
School Interventions That Work
Reflective Questions
Comprehension and Vocabulary: Challenges for Second Grade
Reading and Language Arts Guidelines for Second Grade
Instruction for Vocabulary and Comprehension
Ways to Teach the Curious Brain
Building the Brain for Comprehension
Strategic Reading With Comprehension in Mind
Reflective Questions
Putting Reading Skills to the Task: Expectations for Third Grade and Beyond
Reading and Language Arts Guidelines for Third Grade
Factors Affecting Reading Fluency
The Brain's Rate of Processing
Developing Reading Fluency
Final Comments
Reflective Questions
Conclusion
A Child's Brain and Reading: A Dozen Key Learnings
Glossary
Instructional Resources
References and Further Reading
Index