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Build the Brain for Reading, Grades 4–12
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Build the Brain for Reading, Grades 4–12

  • Pamela Nevills - Brandman University, USA, Educational Consultant, Southern California

Foreword by Patricia Wolfe



© 2011 | 200 pages | Corwin

"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.

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. Learning from Childhood to Adulthood
 
2. Brain Structures Accessed for Reading
 
3. Learning and Neuron Activity
 
4. Memory Systems and Learning
 
5. Reading with Comprehension, Automaticity, and Fluency
 
6. Motivation and Ability to Learn through the Grades: How different is an adolescent’s brain?
 
7. Neurology and Technology for All Aspects of the Curriculum
 
8. Older Students Who Struggle with Reading to Learn
 
9. Neurology for all Content Areas
 
10. Resources, Connections, and Future Classrooms
 
References
 
Further Reading
 
Glossary
 
Index

"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."

Anne Jones, Director of Teacher Education
University of California, Riverside

"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."

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 the research is accessible for busy educators who want to stay on the cutting edge!"

Heather Driscoll, Founder, Revolutionary Classrooms
New Castle, NH

"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."

Rosalind LaRocque, Assistant Director
American Federation of Teachers

Good text for neurological related research on reading, but not enough related to content areas for 5-12.

Mr Rhett Hutchins
Language & Literacy Education, University of Georgia
October 15, 2012
Key features
  • Teachers are very interested in the brain, especially as it relates to the development of reading skills
  • It will provide teachers with an easy-to-understand description of the functions and parts of the brain
  • Many reading teachers encounter students of different ages, and understanding why a child has stalled in some aspect of skill development is crucial for intervention planning
  • Author is a national and international speaker on the topic of brain development and reading

For instructors

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