Building the Reading Brain, PreK-3

Building the Reading Brain, PreK-3

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Building the Reading Brain, PreK-3 by Pamela A. Nevills

Discover how children’s brains change as they develop early reading skills!

Moving through skills acquisition from birth to age eight, this updated edition of the best-selling book gives educators a clear picture of how children acquire and develop language skills in preparation for reading. This updated edition features developmentally appropriate practices for fostering critical literacy skills in each age group and expanded information on English learners and Response to Intervention. The authors provide:

  • Brain-friendly strategies that build phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency skills
  • Instructional applications for games, music, and play
  • Interventions for children with early reading difficulties

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)

About the Author

Pamela Nevills is first and foremost a teacher, working with learners from multiages—primary grades through post graduate students. She supervises student teachers andteaches 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 addition to Nevills's work.She is publishedthroughthe state of California and bythe Journal of Staff Development, and she regularly contributes to organizational newsletters.

Patricia Wolfe is an independent consultant who speaks to educators in schools across the United States and in international schools. Her professional background includes public school teaching at all levels: staff development trainier for the Upland School District, director of instruction for the Napa County Office of Education, and a lead trainer for the International Principal Training Center in Rome and London. Her staff development experience includes workshops in Madeline Hunter’s Elements of Effective Teaching and Clinical Supervision, Anthony Gregorc's Mind Styles, Carolyn Evertson’s Classroom Management and Organization, and peer coaching. She has been featured in a number of videotape productions and satellite broadcasts.

Wolfe's major interest over the past20 years has centered on the educational implications and applications of current neuroscience, cognitive science, and educational research for teaching and learning. She can be reached at Mind Matters, Inc., 555 Randolph Street, Napa, CA 94559, Phone and Fax: (707) 226-1777, Web site:

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