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Teaching the Brain to Read: Strategies for Improving Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension

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Overview

Reading comes easily to some students, but many struggle with some part of this complex process that requires many areas of the brain to operate together through an intricate network of neurons.

As a classroom teacher who has also worked as a neurologist, Judy Willis offers a unique perspective on how to help students not only learn the mechanics of reading and comprehension, but also develop a love of reading. She shows the importance of establishing a nonthreatening environment and provides teaching strategies that truly engage students and help them

—Build phonemic awareness
—Manipulate patterns to improve reading skills
—Improve reading fluency
—Combat the stress and anxiety that can inhibit reading fluency
—Increase vocabulary
—Overcome reading difficulties that can interfere with comprehension

By enriching your understanding of how the brain processes language, emotion, and other stimuli, this book will change the way you understand and teach reading skills—and help all your students become successful readers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416606888
  • Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 965,771
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     viii
Acknowledgments     xiv
Introduction     1
From Syllable to Synapse: Prereading Through Decoding     11
Patterning Strategies     22
Fluency Building from the Brain to the Book     47
Eliminating Barriers on the Road to Fluency     68
Vocabulary Building and Keeping     80
Successful Reading Comprehension     126
Conclusion     157
Glossary     159
References     163
Index     170
About the Author     175
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