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How the Brain Learns to Read

How the Brain Learns to Read

Author: David A. Sousa

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483333953

Category: Education

Page: 272

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A modern classic, updated for today’s classroom needs No skill is more fundamental to our students’ education than reading. And no recent book has done more to advance our understanding of the neuroscience behind this so-critical skill than David Sousa’s How the Brain Learns to Read. Top among the second edition’s many new features are: Correlations to the Common Core State Standards A new chapter on how to teach for comprehension Much more on helping older struggling readers master subject-area content Ways to tailor strategies to the unique needs of struggling learners Key links between how the brain learns spoken and written language

How the Brain Learns to Read

How the Brain Learns to Read

Author: David A. Sousa

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483333915

Category: Education

Page: 273

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A modern classic, updated for today’s classroom needs No skill is more fundamental to our students’ education than reading. And no recent book has done more to advance our understanding of the neuroscience behind this so-critical skill than David Sousa’s How the Brain Learns to Read. Top among the second edition’s many new features are: Correlations to the Common Core State Standards A new chapter on how to teach for comprehension Much more on helping older struggling readers master subject-area content Ways to tailor strategies to the unique needs of struggling learners Key links between how the brain learns spoken and written language

How the Brain Learns

How the Brain Learns

Author: David A. Sousa

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN: 1412936616

Category: Education

Page: 332

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Explores new research in brain functioning and translates that information into classroom activities and strategies.

How the Special Needs Brain Learns

How the Special Needs Brain Learns

Author: David A. Sousa

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781506341408

Category: Education

Page: 297

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Teaching students with learning challenges just got easier with this groundbreaking guide! If you’ve been searching for effective strategies to meet the needs of learning challenged students, look no further. In this newly revised and updated third edition, expert David A. Sousa addresses the causes of common learning disabilities and provides alternative instructional strategies to ensure learning occurs. Discover cutting-edge brain research to help you: Effectively instruct students with ADHD, LD, dyslexia, autism, and more Utilize assistive technologies to remove barriers to learning Differentiate instruction in speech, reading, writing, and mathematics

How the ELL Brain Learns

How the ELL Brain Learns

Author: David A. Sousa

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412988346

Category: Education

Page: 289

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Raise your ELL success quotient and watch student achievement soar! "How the ELL Brain Learns" combines current research on how the brain learns language with strategies for teaching English language learners. Award-winning author and brain research expert David A. Sousa describes the linguistic reorganization needed to acquire another language after the age of 5 years. He supplements this knowledge with immediately applicable tools, including: A self-assessment pretest for gauging your understanding of how the brain learns languages Brain-compatible strategies for teaching both English learners across content areas An entire chapter about how to detect English language learning problems

Reading in the Brain

Reading in the Brain

Author: Stanislas Dehaene

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143118053

Category: Science

Page: 402

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"Brings together the cognitive, the cultural, and the neurological in an elegant, compelling narrative. A revelatory work."--Oliver Sacks, M.D. The act of reading is so easily taken for granted that we forget what an astounding feat it is. How can a few black marks on white paper evoke an entire universe of meanings? It's even more amazing when we consider that we read using a primate brain that evolved to serve an entirely different purpose. In this riveting investigation, Stanislas Dehaene, author of How We Learn, explores every aspect of this human invention, from its origins to its neural underpinnings. A world authority on the subject, Dehaene reveals the hidden logic of spelling, describes pioneering research on hiw we process languages, and takes us into a new appreciation of the brain and its wondrous capacity to adapt.

How the Brain Learns

How the Brain Learns

Author: David A. Sousa

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412997973

Category: Education

Page: 337

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Dr. Sousa does a wonderful job of interpreting the research and using what is known about how the brain learns to provide teachers with effective strategies for the classroom.

How the ELL Brain Learns

How the ELL Brain Learns

Author: David A. Sousa

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452237169

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Raise your ELL success quotient and watch student achievement soar! How the ELL Brain Learns combines current research on how the brain learns language with strategies for teaching English language learners. Award-winning author and brain research expert David A. Sousa describes the linguistic reorganization needed to acquire another language after the age of 5 years. He supplements this knowledge with immediately applicable tools, including: A self-assessment pretest for gauging your understanding of how the brain learns languages Brain-compatible strategies for teaching both English learners across content areas An entire chapter about how to detect English language learning problems

Readicide

Readicide

Author: Kelly Gallagher

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571107800

Category: Education

Page: 162

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Argues that the decline in reading by children in the United States is furthered by schools by focusing on test-taking and focusing solely on academic texts with guidance for educators on how to conteract this trend.

Reader, Come Home

Reader, Come Home

Author: Maryanne Wolf

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062388797

Category: Science

Page: 288

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The author of the acclaimed Proust and the Squid follows up with a lively, ambitious, and deeply informative book that considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologies. A decade ago, Maryanne Wolf’s Proust and the Squid revealed what we know about how the brain learns to read and how reading changes the way we think and feel. Since then, the ways we process written language have changed dramatically with many concerned about both their own changes and that of children. New research on the reading brain chronicles these changes in the brains of children and adults as they learn to read while immersed in a digitally dominated medium. Drawing deeply on this research, this book comprises a series of letters Wolf writes to us—her beloved readers—to describe her concerns and her hopes about what is happening to the reading brain as it unavoidably changes to adapt to digital mediums. Wolf raises difficult questions, including: Will children learn to incorporate the full range of "deep reading" processes that are at the core of the expert reading brain? Will the mix of a seemingly infinite set of distractions for children’s attention and their quick access to immediate, voluminous information alter their ability to think for themselves? With information at their fingertips, will the next generation learn to build their own storehouse of knowledge, which could impede the ability to make analogies and draw inferences from what they know? Will all these influences change the formation in children and the use in adults of "slower" cognitive processes like critical thinking, personal reflection, imagination, and empathy that comprise deep reading and that influence both how we think and how we live our lives? How can we preserve deep reading processes in future iterations of the reading brain? Concerns about attention span, critical reasoning, and over-reliance on technology are never just about children—Wolf herself has found that, though she is a reading expert, her ability to read deeply has been impacted as she has become increasingly dependent on screens. Wolf draws on neuroscience, literature, education, and philosophy and blends historical, literary, and scientific facts with down-to-earth examples and warm anecdotes to illuminate complex ideas that culminate in a proposal for a biliterate reading brain. Provocative and intriguing, Reader, Come Home is a roadmap that provides a cautionary but hopeful perspective on the impact of technology on our brains and our most essential intellectual capacities—and what this could mean for our future.

Teaching the Brain to Read

Teaching the Brain to Read

Author: Judy Willis

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416606888

Category: Education

Page: 194

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Reading comes easily to some students, but many struggle with some part of this complex process that requires many areas of the brain to operate together through an intricate network of neurons. As a classroom teacher who has also worked as a neurologist, Judy Willis offers a unique perspective on how to help students not only learn the mechanics of reading and comprehension, but also develop a love of reading. She shows the importance of establishing a nonthreatening environment and provides teaching strategies that truly engage students and help them * Build phonemic awareness * Manipulate patterns to improve reading skills * Improve reading fluency * Combat the stress and anxiety that can inhibit reading fluency * Increase vocabulary *Overcome reading difficulties that can interfere with comprehension By enriching your understanding of how the brain processes language, emotion, and other stimuli, this book will change the way you understand and teach reading skills--and help all your students become successful readers.