Building the Reading Brain, PreK-3

Building the Reading Brain, PreK-3

by Pamela A. (Ann) Nevills
     
 

In this work for parents, caregivers, and educators, Wolfe and Nevills, teachers and consultants on reading, draw on recent developments in neuroscience to offer advice on building children's natural proclivity for speech and nurturing their appreciation for books. They examine the neurobiology of language and the scaffolding it provides for the cognitive process of… See more details below

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In this work for parents, caregivers, and educators, Wolfe and Nevills, teachers and consultants on reading, draw on recent developments in neuroscience to offer advice on building children's natural proclivity for speech and nurturing their appreciation for books. They examine the neurobiology of language and the scaffolding it provides for the cognitive process of reading, helping educators merge knowledge about how the brain learns with recent research on the best reading instructional practices. Material is written to be accessible to general readers and non-experts. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

Judy Bean
"An absolute must-read, must-understand,and must-dofor all primary teachers and principals. Nevills and Wolfe'sbook addresses the difficult issues of diagnosis and intervention with early readers before they begin to struggle.”
Deborah Tucker
"A unique resource that provides a biological foundation for effective reading strategies. It is a valuable resource for any educator."
J. Michael Pragman
"The research information is powerful for educators to interpret for practical, everyday use and can be supplemented with current reading curriculum.”
Sharon Gatti-Carson
“I devoured this book! The book makes research come alive and accessible whether you are new to literacy work or have been immersed in it for years!”
Janet J. Seahorn
“Besides providing comprehensible information on neuroscience and learning, the book gives many excellent strategies and ideas for working with a variety of readers from emergent literacy through third grade. I highly recommend this book for all educators at all age levels.”
Jill Gierach
“This is an amazing resource for all persons interested in improving their instructional practice or understanding of how the young child’s brain is wired for reading, and how tapping into strategic reading practices will promote comprehension, fluency, and reading enjoyment. The authors make the most current research in neuroscience and reading engaging and interesting. This well-constructed book is one of my favorites!”
Robert Sylwester
"An excellent, important book."
Yvette Jackson
Although there is an enormous amount of information, the simplicity of the language, the chronology of reading development, and the suggested practices or strategies at various stages create a comprehensive, meaningful, and relevant text.
News Briefs
"Provides a solid analysis, based on brain research, of how the brain functions as children learn new reading skills. The authors then take it a step further by illustrating concrete instructional practices that provide learning opportunities for all students."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412963251
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/06/2009
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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