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Nevills, Pamela
Building the reading brain, preK-3 / Pamela Nevills, Patricia Wolfe
2nd ed
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  LB1139.5.R43 W65 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Reading (Early childhood)
Reading, Psychology of
Physical Description xii, 215 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Note Earlier ed. entered under: Wolfe, Pat
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-203) and index
Contents Acknowledgments -- About the authors -- Introduction -- 1: On The Nature Of Reading -- Importance of learning to read -- Why learning to read is so difficult -- Basics of reading -- Reflective questions -- 2: What Happens In The Brain When Children Read Words? -- Brain basics -- Reading problems with a biological basis -- Attention and memory systems -- Reflective questions -- 3: Building A Foundation For Reading: Birth To Age Three -- Reading relies on early language skills -- Beginnings of language -- Language explosion: one to two years -- Precursors to writing in the first three years -- Reflective questions -- 4: Emerging Literacy During The Preschool Years -- Mirror neurons drive learning -- Oral language and vocabulary -- Print awareness and alphabet -- Developing writing skills -- Reflective questions -- 5: Beginning To Read: Ages Five And Six -- Instruction essentials for emerging readers -- Brain's memory systems -- Breaking away from static teaching tradition -- More priming skills for five and six year olds -- Reflective questions -- 6: Breaking The Reading Code: Learning To Read Through Instruction -- Reading and language arts guidelines for kindergarten and first grade -- Structuring the brain for decoding -- Word recognition gains sophistication -- Teaching encoding: spelling and writing -- Reading beyond encoding and decoding -- Reflective questions -- 7: Assessing And Responding To Readers At Risk -- Case for early assessment -- English language learners -- Assessment of students with regularly developing reading skills -- Differences in brain development -- Assessment and reading standards -- Response to intervention: reading models -- School interventions that work -- Reflective questions -- 8: Comprehension And Vocabulary: Challenges For Second Grade -- Reading and language arts guidelines for second grade -- Instruction for vocabulary and comprehension -- Ways to teach the curious brain -- Building the brain for comprehension -- Strategic reading with comprehension in mind -- Reflective questions -- 9: Putting Reading Skills To The Task: Expectations For Third Grade And Beyond -- Reading and language arts guidelines for third grade -- Factors affecting reading fluency -- Brain's rate of processing -- Developing reading fluency -- Final comments -- Reflective questions -- 10: Conclusion -- Child's brain and reading: a dozen key learnings -- Glossary -- Instructional resources -- References and further reading -- Index
Summary From the Back Cover: 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 language 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
Alternate Author Wolfe, Pat

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