Teaching Struggling Readers: How to Use Brain-based Research to Maximize Learning / Edition 1

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Overview

Marie Clay, in her foreword, says that this important book will help raise the profile for what is needed to get all children off to a good start in education. And a good place to start is with Carol Lyons.

Lyons does a masterful job of introducing teachers to the concepts, categories, language, and arguments pertaining to the brain's control of what readers do. She offers a new way of thinking about learning, about how the mind develops, and about what teachers can do to reach struggling readers. She draws on examples from interactions with her son and her own teaching, from research, and from the work of ten expert teachers, who have successfully taught those children often considered the hardest to teach-children with learning disabilities, language delays, or attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder. In addition, she supplies numerous transcripts of teacher-student conversations and end-of-chapter tips to guide teachers to observe their students and plan instruction more effectively.

Lyons' lifework has been the cognitive development of children. For decades, she has worked side by side with them, observing and researching what exactly goes on as they read and write. Now she has given us a book that is both accessible and fascinating, that explores topics too often overlooked or avoided. She offers a breakthrough explanation of the role emotion and the brain play in learning to read. Most important, she provides specific advice, with examples, to illustrate how to enable students to read and write, whatever their needs or abilities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780325004358
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 2/4/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 477,342
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol Lyons is Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University, where she teaches graduate courses in reading, learning and cognition, and professional development courses for university and district-level trainers in Reading Recovery and the Literacy Collaborative. For the past twenty years, she has conducted research and published numerous articles and book chapters on teacher thinking/learning and practice, reading, and learning/reading disability. Lyons is coauthor (with Gay Su Pinnell and Diane DeFord) of Partners in Learning: Teachers and Children in Reading Recovery and coeditor (with Diane DeFord and Gay Su Pinnell) of Bridges to Literacy: Learning from Reading Recovery, which is published by Heinemann.
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Table of Contents

Understanding the Developing Mind

How the Brain Develops and Functions

Attention, Movement, and Learning

Language and Learning

Emotion, Memory, and Learning

Creating Literacy Environments to Help All Students Achieve Their Full Potential

Teaching Reluctant, Unmotivated Students

Teaching Hard-to-Teach Students

Teaching LD and AD(H)D Students

Understanding What Makes Teachers Expert

Characteristics of Expert Teachers

Knowledge, Thinking, Reasoning, and Practice of Expert Teachers

Pulling It All Together: Perspectives on the Brain, Learning, and Teaching

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2008

    Nothing new

    The title of the book is very appealing, yet it has very little to do with teaching reading. The author uses way too many personal passages and anecdotes. The brain-based research is not at all exclusive to teaching reading it is just a compilation of what a good teacher should do. I was expecting something for teaching reading to student who are struggling with it, instead is just a book about how children learn, and I think we already have plenty of those, some of them very, very good ones. This book is just one more about how children learn and not even a great one.

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