"The author has crystallized the major components of brain-based learning in ways that help teachers, counselors, principals, and parents lead students through effective transitions as readers, learners, and doers in our 21st-century world."
—Carol J. Carter, President
LifeBound, Denver, CO
"Pamela Nevills isn't just another researcher; she is that rare expert who takes the time to ensure that the research is accessible for busy educators who want to stay on the cutting edge!"
—Heather Driscoll, Founder
Revolutionary Classrooms, New Castle, NH
Engage students' brains with state-of-the-art reading strategies
Every teacher knows that no two students are exactly alike. This guidebook infuses the most current neurology research into concrete steps for teaching reading in a targeted, developmentally appropriate way. Author Pamela Nevills clearly describes the brain's structures and functions, devoting an entire chapter to the adolescent brain. Rich with innovative tips, tools, and examples for guiding both new and experienced readers, Build the Brain for Reading, Grades 4–12 helps teachers:
- Understand the relationship between brain development and phonemic awareness, vocabulary, writing, fluency, and comprehension skills
- Identify and successfully address where students struggle
- Apply research-based methods across all content areas
This hands-on guide offers cutting-edge insights into how literacy, neuroscience, and technology interconnect. Also included are suggestions for creating successful schools and a list of resources with the latest research and theories—everything you need to boost reading instruction.