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Build the Brain for Reading, Grades 4–12

Build the Brain for Reading, Grades 4–12

  • Pamela Nevills - Educational Consultant and Teacher Educator, Southern California

Foreword by Patricia Wolfe

May 2012 | 200 pages | Corwin
Build the Brain for Reading, Grades 4-12 has been developed in response to the large number of requests that the author receives from educators for a book that discusses how reading skills develop, both in young children and older students.

After reading the book, educators will be able to understand at what stage in reading competency each of their students is, and will have techniques to help those who are struggling. The book will help teachers understand brain development and how it relates to all aspects of literacy, including phonemic awareness, vocabulary, writing, fluency, and comprehension. Along with classroom activities that build skills in these areas, the book also includes current research and theory, information on how to create successful schools, and an appendix of reproducibles.

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
Further Reading

"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

Pamela Ann Nevills

Pamela Nevills is first and foremost a teacher of children and adults. Her passion for teaching includes a full range of educator experiences from teaching in the primary grades, to teaching middle and high school, to being a teacher supervisor and instructor in university undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. She participates in local, state, and national educational committees in the area of special education. As a two-time member of the instructional textbook selection committee for reading in the state of California, she brings expert knowledge of how children learn... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412961110

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