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Build the Brain for Reading, Grades 4–12

  • Title:Build the Brain for Reading, Grades 4–12
  • Author:Pamela Nevills
  • Publication Date:October 2010
  • Grade Level:4-12
  • ISBN:9781412961110
  • Publisher:Corwin Press

Every teacher knows that no two students are exactly alike. This guidebook infuses the most current neurology research into concrete steps for teaching reading in a targeted, developmentally appropriate way. Author Pamela Nevills clearly describes the brain's structures and functions, devoting an entire chapter to the adolescent brain. Rich with innovative tips, tools, and examples for guiding both new and experienced readers, Build the Brain for Reading, Grades 4–12 helps teachers:

  • Understand the relationship between brain development and phonemic awareness, vocabulary, writing, fluency, and comprehension skills
  • Identify and successfully address where students struggle
  • Apply research-based methods across all content areas

This hands-on guide offers cutting-edge insights into how literacy, neuroscience, and technology interconnect. Also included are suggestions for creating successful schools and a list of resources with the latest research and theories—everything you need to boost reading instruction.

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Author Bio

Through her diverse professional background, Pamela Nevills has acquired a passion for teaching that is based on research and principles from neuroscience. Successful, competent learners result when teachers understand how learning happens. Exploring and developing the best instructional practices that affect all levels of the school system forms the basis of her work.

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