How the Brain Learns to Read / Edition 1

How the Brain Learns to Read / Edition 1

by David A. (Anthony) Sousa
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412906016

ISBN-13: 9781412906012

Pub. Date: 08/03/2004

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Armeducators with the most current neuroscientific information available on reading and effective learning and start students down a lifelong path as successful readers.  See more details below

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Armeducators with the most current neuroscientific information available on reading and effective learning and start students down a lifelong path as successful readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412906012
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/03/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

About the Author
Introduction
The Bad News and the Good News
About This Book
Assessing Your Current Knowledge of Reading
1. Learning Spoken Language
Spoken Language Comes Naturally
Structure of Language
Levels of Language Comprehension
2. Learning to Read
Reading is Not a Natural Ability
Early Stages of Reading
Reading Comprehension
How Memory Affects Learning to Read
What Do Brain Scans Reveal About Reading?
Models of Reading Pathways
The Importance of Practice
3. Teaching Reading
Brief History of Teaching Reading
Brain Research and Learning a Skill
Modern Methods of Teaching Reading
Research Findings on Reading Instruction - Decoding
Research Findings on Reading Instruction - Comprehension
4. Recognizing Reading Problems
The Reading Gap
Inadequate Reading Instruction
Social and Cultural Causes of Reading Problems
Physical Causes of Reading Problems
Brain Imaging Studies
Detecting Reading Problems
5. Overcoming Reading Problems
Some Considerations for Teachers of Students With Reading Problems
Basic Ingredients of Early Intervention Programs
Programs for Older Students
Rewiring the Brains of Struggling Readers
Reading Problems and Taking Tests
Advice to Students With Reading Problems
Advice to Parents of Children With Reading Problems
6. Reading in the Content Areas
Strategies for Helping Students Read Content Material
Sequencing the Reading Strategies
Graphic Organizers and Comprehension of Content Area Reading
Reading Patterns in Content Areas
7. Putting It All Together
The Basics of a Successful Reading Program
Conclusion
Glossary
References
Resources
Index

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