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How the Brain Learns to Read
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Now an international educational consultant, Sousa previously taught junior and senior high school science, served as a K-12 director of science, was a supervisor of instruction and a superintendent of public schools, and taught at the university level at both Seton Hall U. and Rutgers U. He first presents the current scientific understanding of how young humans acquire spoken language and then use that capability when learning to read, and then discusses instructional strategies for teaching reading, recognizing reading problems, helping students overcome reading problems, the differences between developmental reading and content area reading, and the essential pieces needed to develop, select, implement, and support an effective reading program. For parents and educators.
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Armeducators with the most current neuroscientific information available on reading and effective learning and start students down a lifelong path as successful readers.
How the Brain Learns to Read makes the important connections between reading and brain research accessible for teachers and parents. It is definitely a book that I will recommend to teachers and my undergraduate and graduate students.Diane Barone, Professor of Literary StudiesUniversity of Nevada
How the Brain Learns to Read is a comprehensive, teacher-friendly book. Sousa not only clarifies the complex act of reading, he provides practical 'use-tomorrow' strategies and guidelines for designing a successful reading program. This book makes a significant contribution to the field. I highly recommend it.Pat WolfeAuthor, Building the Reading Brain, PreK-3
Sousa has hit a home run with How the Brain Learns to Read, giving us a specific application of brain research that takes us from generalizing about how the brain learns to how the brain learns to read.Robin Fogarty, Educational ConsultantRobin Fogarty & Associates, Ltd
Use the power of neuroscience to develop better readers in your class
What must the brain learn in order to read effectively? What has research revealed about phonics and whole language approaches to reading instruction? Arm yourself with the most current neuroscientific information available and start your students down a lifelong path as successful readers.
How the Brain Learns to Read presents what scientists have uncovered about how children develop spoken language and use spoken language abilities when learning to read. Best-selling author David Sousa explores source material on brain research and provides scores of practical reading strategies for the K-12 classroom. Complete with relevant brain diagrams and informative tables, this exciting new book examines critical concepts including: Understanding language acquisition and its relationship to reading Incorporating modern research findings in your classroom Recognizing and overcoming reading problems, including early intervention programs Content area reading with strategies to improve vocabulary and comprehension Developing a successful reading program that encourages teachers to be researchers
Reading is essential for success in our society. With this guide to cutting-edge reading research, you'll find the keys to unlocking reading success in your students See David A. Sousa's How the Brain Learns, The 4-Book Collection
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