Build the Brain for Reading, Grades 4–12
- Pamela Nevills - Educational Consultant and Teacher Educator, Southern California
Foreword by Patricia Wolfe
"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.
"The author describes foundational concepts in accessible terms, and then provides specific suggestions for explaining these concepts to students in terms that are meaningful and accessible for them. This truly unique approach makes this text a valuable tool for educators."
"Pamela Nevills has crystallized the major components of brain-based learning in ways that will help teachers, counselors, principals and parents to lead students through effective transitions as readers, learners and doers in our 21st century world."
"Pamela Nevills isn’t just another researcher. She is that rare expert who takes the time to ensure the research is accessible for busy educators who want to stay on the cutting edge!"
"Finally, educators have a book that makes understanding the relationship between the brain and student learning less daunting. Upon reading this book, reflective practitioners have no choice but to constantly assess the appropriateness of their instructional strategies based on the newly acquired knowledge of the organ we require students to use most in our classes."
Good text for neurological related research on reading, but not enough related to content areas for 5-12.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Learning From Childhood to Adulthood