"An absolute must-read, must-understand, and must-do for all primary teachers and principals. Nevills and Wolfe's book addresses the difficult issues of diagnosis and intervention with early readers before they begin to struggle."
—Judy Bean, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment
Colville School District, WA
"A unique resource that provides a biological foundation for effective reading strategies. It is a valuable resource for any educator."
—Deborah Tucker, Science and Literacy Education Consultant
Discover how children's brains change as they develop early reading skills!
This updated edition of the best-selling book covers brain theory and research to give educators a clear picture of how children acquire and develop language skills in preparation for reading.
Moving through skills acquisition from birth to age eight, this resource provides best teaching practices for fostering critical literacy skills for each age group. This second edition features updated research, expanded information on English learners and Response to Intervention, and information about mirror neurons, sensory input, and decoding pathways. Readers will find:
- Developmentally appropriate, brain-friendly strategies for building phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency skills
- Instructional applications for games, music, and play
- Interventions for children with early reading difficulties
Building the Reading Brain, PreK–3 sheds light on early childhood cognition and language development to help teachers provide all young learners with a strong foundation for reading success.