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Wiring the Brain for Reading

Wiring the Brain for Reading

Author: Marilee B. Sprenger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118234143

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Using the latest neuroscience research to enhance literacyinstruction Wiring the Brain for Reading introduces teachers toaspects of the brain's functions that are essential to language andreading development. Marilee Sprenger, a specialist in learning andthe brain, provides practical, brain friendly, strategiesfor teaching essential skills like phonemic awareness, phonics,fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The author's innovativeapproach aligns well with the Common Core State Standards forEnglish Language Arts and is designed to enhance students'motivation and excitement in reading. Offers a clear explanation of brain functioning in order toenhance language and reading instruction Incorporates proven literacy strategies, games, and activitiesas well as classroom examples Aligns with Common Core State Standards for learning to read,developing fluency, and interpreting complex texts Wiring the Brain for Reading offers practical strategiesfor applying the latest research in neuroscience and learning tothe classroom.

Brain Literacy for Educators and Psychologists

Brain Literacy for Educators and Psychologists

Author: Virginia W. Berninger

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012092871X

Category: Education

Page: 414

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A textbook for a pre-service or in-service course teaching basic neuroscience and brain imaging to teachers and other professionals who asses children with school learning problems. It is also suitable as a supplementary text in courses on literacy or numeracy. The purpose is to provide general principles rather than a plethora of facts.

Visual Note-Taking for Educators: A Teacher's Guide to Student Creativity

Visual Note-Taking for Educators: A Teacher's Guide to Student Creativity

Author: Wendi Pillars

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393709841

Category: Education

Page: 192

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A step-by-step guide for teachers to the benefits of visual note-taking and how to incorporate it in their classrooms. We've come a long way from teachers admonishing students to put away their drawings and take traditional long-form notes. Let's be honest: note-taking is boring and it isn't always the most effective way to retain information. This book is a guide for teachers about getting your students drawing and sketching to learn visually. Whether in elementary school or high school, neuroscience has shown that visual learning is a very effective way to retain information. The techniques in this book will help you work with your students in novel ways to retain information. Visual note-taking can be used with diverse learners; all ages; and those who have no drawing experience. Teachers are provided with a library of images and concepts to steal, tweak, and use in any way in their classrooms. The book is liberally illustrated with student examples from elementary and high school students alike.

Five Big Ideas for Effective Teaching

Five Big Ideas for Effective Teaching

Author: Donna Wilson

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807778500

Category: Education

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This is the second edition of the seminal text designed to empower educators with an innovative and inspiring conceptual framework for effective teaching. This bestseller is grounded in the synergy of five big ideas for connecting mind, brain, and education research to classroom practice: neuroplasticity, potential, malleable intelligence, the Body-Brain System, and metacognition. Updated and expanded to include new sections on social and emotional learning, this edition offers a firm foundation for implementing current rigorous standards. The authors draw on their experience working with tens of thousands of educators worldwide to drive the book’s focus on practical application. Essential ideas are reinforced through vignettes, examples, inspirational stories from teachers, strategies, reflective questions, and current research on how people learn. “Five Big Ideas for Effective Teaching is a wonderful synthesis of some of the most important and impacting concepts to come out of the learning sciences and into the classroom. Any serious teacher and educational leader should consider this basic reading. A pleasure to read.” —Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, professor, Harvard University Extension School “Wilson and Conyers provide an excellent, gentle entry into the modern learning sciences while promoting clear understanding of their importance and impact on contemporary learners. This is a solid introductory text for pre-service teachers as well as a ‘quick start’ for updating skills for veteran educators.” —Linda Rittner, professor emerita, University of Central Oklahoma

Supporting Children with Dyslexia

Supporting Children with Dyslexia

Author: Hull City Council

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317288794

Category: Education

Page: 148

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Completely revised and updated in light of the new 2014 SEND Code of Practice, this second edition of Supporting Children with Dyslexia provides valuable advice and resources for teachers, TAs and SENCOs supporting pupils on the dyslexic spectrum. This practical resource will help those who are looking for expert guidance and strategies, as well as providing a professional development tool which will encourage outstanding practice at all levels. Spanning pre-school, primary and secondary teaching, this book covers the key areas to be considered when supporting pupils with dyslexia, including: how to identify a young person with dyslexia practical strategies for pre-school, primary and secondary settings useful advice to give to parents and carers of children and young people with dyslexia useful materials for continual professional development. Featuring helpful checklists, templates and photocopiable resources, this book provides guidance and practical strategies for identifying and supporting young people with dyslexia that will be of use to teachers, TAs, SENCOs and other educational professionals.

Why Reading Books Still Matters

Why Reading Books Still Matters

Author: Martha C. Pennington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351809061

Category: Education

Page: 246

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Bringing together strands of public discourse about valuing personal achievement at the expense of social values and the impacts of global capitalism, mass media, and digital culture on the lives of children, this book challenges the potential of science and business to solve the world’s problems without a complementary emphasis on social values. The selection of literary works discussed illustrates the power of literature and human arts to instill such values and foster change. The book offers a valuable foundation for the field of literacy education by providing knowledge about the importance of language and literature that educators can use in their own teaching and advocacy work.

The Secret of Our Success

The Secret of Our Success

Author: Joseph Henrich

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691178431

Category: Psychology

Page: 464

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How our collective intelligence has helped us to evolve and prosper Humans are a puzzling species. On the one hand, we struggle to survive on our own in the wild, often failing to overcome even basic challenges, like obtaining food, building shelters, or avoiding predators. On the other hand, human groups have produced ingenious technologies, sophisticated languages, and complex institutions that have permitted us to successfully expand into a vast range of diverse environments. What has enabled us to dominate the globe, more than any other species, while remaining virtually helpless as lone individuals? This book shows that the secret of our success lies not in our innate intelligence, but in our collective brains—on the ability of human groups to socially interconnect and learn from one another over generations. Drawing insights from lost European explorers, clever chimpanzees, mobile hunter-gatherers, neuroscientific findings, ancient bones, and the human genome, Joseph Henrich demonstrates how our collective brains have propelled our species' genetic evolution and shaped our biology. Our early capacities for learning from others produced many cultural innovations, such as fire, cooking, water containers, plant knowledge, and projectile weapons, which in turn drove the expansion of our brains and altered our physiology, anatomy, and psychology in crucial ways. Later on, some collective brains generated and recombined powerful concepts, such as the lever, wheel, screw, and writing, while also creating the institutions that continue to alter our motivations and perceptions. Henrich shows how our genetics and biology are inextricably interwoven with cultural evolution, and how culture-gene interactions launched our species on an extraordinary evolutionary trajectory. Tracking clues from our ancient past to the present, The Secret of Our Success explores how the evolution of both our cultural and social natures produce a collective intelligence that explains both our species' immense success and the origins of human uniqueness.

Handbook of Research on Reading Disabilities

Handbook of Research on Reading Disabilities

Author: Anne McGill-Franzen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136980671

Category: Education

Page: 536

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Bringing together a wide range of research on reading disabilities, this comprehensive Handbook extends current discussion and thinking beyond a narrowly defined psychometric perspective. Emphasizing that learning to read proficiently is a long-term developmental process involving many interventions of various kinds, all keyed to individual developmental needs, it addresses traditional questions (What is the nature or causes of reading disabilities? How are reading disabilities assessed? How should reading disabilities be remediated? To what extent is remediation possible?) but from multiple or alternative perspectives. Taking incursions into the broader research literature represented by linguistic and anthropological paradigms, as well as psychological and educational research, the volume is on the front line in exploring the relation of reading disability to learning and language, to poverty and prejudice, and to instruction and schooling. The editors and authors are distinguished scholars with extensive research experience and publication records and numerous honors and awards from professional organizations representing the range of disciplines in the field of reading disabilities. Throughout, their contributions are contextualized within the framework of educators struggling to develop concrete instructional practices that meet the learning needs of the lowest achieving readers.

The Dyslexic Brain

The Dyslexic Brain

Author: Glenn D. Rosen

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781134815579

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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The Dyslexic Brain: New Pathways in Neuroscience Discovery offers a state-of-the art examination of the neural components and functions involved in reading and in the possible sources of breakdown. Suggestions for intervention are introduced throughout the book. The book is based on presentations at a summer 2004 symposium, which was part of an ongoing symposia series titled, “The Extraordinary Brain,” convened by The Dyslexia Foundation. The participants are top scholars in the multidisciplinary research programs related to the neuroscience of brain development in general and reading disorders in specific. The Dyslexic Brain: New Pathways in Neuroscience Discovery will be important to researchers and scholars interested in dyslexia, as well as those interested in issues involving the cognitive consequences of unusual brain development. Graduate students looking at reading and reading disorders in schools of education and communication disorders will also find substantial new information.

Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy

Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy

Author: Nigel Hall

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446206959

Category: Education

Page: 460

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"This volume examines early literacy research on a global scale and puts social, cultural, and historical analyses in the front seat--without losing sight of individual and family-level matters in the process. It is comprehensive, ground-breaking, and provocative, and should help literacy researchers to think differently about the field." --Marjorie Faulstich Orellana, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University "No other publication that I am aware of brings together views from such diverse disciplines, contributing to a comprehensive statement about early childhood literacy. The Handbook not only reviews the current field of situated literacy but presents some important and exciting new research. It is a significant resource that promises to become a landmark text." --Eve Bearne, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education, U.K. "This handbook brings together an astonishing array of writers who explore contemporary political, cultural, and cognitive understandings of early childhood literacy. Literacy and literacy acquisition are broadly defined here to encompass not just traditional notions of reading and writing, but multimodalities, multiliteracies, and critical literacies. . . It is rich and comprehensive, an invaluable resource for scholars, educators, and students of early childhood literacy." --Elsa Auerbach, Professor of English, University of Massachusetts, Boston "This book is unique in its broad consideration of topics and its global focus . . . I particularly appreciate how the editors have situated current research in an historical context. They have also included development issues, pedagogy, research, and the newest areas of interest--critical literacy and popular culture." --Diane Barone, University of Nevada, Reno In recent years there has been a virtual revolution in early childhood studies, with a mass of books and papers seeking to re-examine and reposition childhood. At the same time an equally significant area has developed within literacy studies, reflecting a growing interest in the nature of literacy as a socially situated phenomenon. There is increased interest in literacy as a multimodal concept in which symbolic meaning is a central concept, rather than more conventional and narrower notions of literacy. The Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy is central in providing access to all these different perspectives. The Handbook offers a way through the vast diversity of publications on early childhood literacy by providing comprehensive and up-to-date reviews of research and thinking in early childhood literacy. The arrangement of chapters reflects a contemporary perspective on research into early childhood literacy. Major sections include: the global world of early childhood literacy; childhood literacy and family, community and culture; the development of literacy in early childhood; pedagogy and early childhood literacy and researching early childhood literacy. Contributions by leading authorities focus on literacy as a socially situated and global experience, one that is evolving in relation to changes in contemporary culture and technological innovation.

Reading And Writing Acquisition

Reading And Writing Acquisition

Author: Virginia W Berninger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000309027

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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This book discusses the theoretical rationale for the research on reading and writing from a developmental neuropsychological perspective. It reviews current research on the structural and functional development of the brain with respect to reading and writing acquisition.