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Building the Reading Brain, PreK-3 (2/e)

  • Title:Building the Reading Brain, PreK-3 (2/e)
  • Author:Pamela Nevills, Patricia Wolfe
  • Publication Date:January 2009
  • Grade Level:PreK-3
  • ISBN:9781412963268
  • Publisher:Corwin Press

This updated edition of the best-selling book covers brain theory and research to give educators a clear picture of how children acquire and develop language skills in preparation for reading.

Moving through skills acquisition from birth to age eight, this resource provides best teaching practices for fostering critical literacy skills for each age group. This second edition features updated research, expanded information on English learners and Response to Intervention, and information about mirror neurons, sensory input, and decoding pathways. Readers will find:

  • Developmentally appropriate, brain-friendly strategies for building phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency skills
  • Instructional applications for games, music, and play
  • Interventions for children with early reading difficulties

Building the Reading Brain, PreK–3 sheds light on early childhood cognition and language development to help teachers provide all young learners with a strong foundation for reading success.

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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.

Patricia Wolfe is an independent consultant who speaks to educators in schools across the United States and in international schools. Her professional background includes public school teaching at all levels: staff development trainier for the Upland School District, director of instruction for the Napa County Office of Education, and a lead trainer for the International Principal Training Center in Rome and London. Her staff development experience includes workshops in Madeline Hunter’s Elements of Effective Teaching and Clinical Supervision, Anthony Gregorc's Mind Styles, Carolyn Evertson’s Classroom Management and Organization, and peer coaching. She has been featured in a number of videotape productions and satellite broadcasts. Wolfe's major interest over the past 20 years has centered on the educational implications and applications of current neuroscience, cognitive science, and educational research for teaching and learning.


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