This Second Edition focuses on young children's brain development and shows teachers how to foster the critical early literacy skills that help students become successful readers. The authors discuss phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency; offer instructional applications for games, music, and play; and provide intervention suggestions for children with early reading difficulties.
About the Authors
1. On the Nature of Reading
2. What Happens in the Brain When Children Read Words?
3. Building a Foundation for Reading: Birth to Age 3
4. Emerging Literacy During the Preschool Years
5. Beginning to Read: Ages 5 and 6
6. Breaking the Reading Code: Learning to Read Through Instruction
7. Assessing and Responding to Readers at Risk
8. Comprehension and Vocabulary: Challenges for Second Grade
9. Putting Reading Skills to the Task: Expectations for Third Grade and Beyond
References and Further Reading