Teaching The Brain To Read

Author: Judy Willis
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416606882
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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.

Wiring The Brain For Reading

Author: Marilee B. Sprenger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118234146
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Using the latest neuroscience research to enhance literacy instruction Wiring the Brain for Reading introduces teachers to aspects of the brain's functions that are essential to language and reading development. Marilee Sprenger, a specialist in learning and the brain, provides practical, brain friendly, strategies for teaching essential skills like phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The author's innovative approach aligns well with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and is designed to enhance students' motivation and excitement in reading. Offers a clear explanation of brain functioning in order to enhance language and reading instruction Incorporates proven literacy strategies, games, and activities as 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 strategies for applying the latest research in neuroscience and learning to the classroom.

How Your Child Learns Best

Author: Judy Willis
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402220685
Size: 68.53 MB
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Brain-Based Strategies You Can Use Today to Enhance Your Child's Love of Learning How Your Child Learns Best is a groundbreaking guide for parents that combines the latest brain research with the best classroom practices to reveal scientifically savvy ways to improve your child's success in school. Written by Judy Willis, MD, MEd, a board-certified neurologist who is also a full-time classroom teacher, How Your Child Learns Best shows you not only how to help your child learn schoolwork, but also how to capitalize on the way your child's brain learns best in order to enrich education wherever you are, from the grocery store to the car - a necessity in today's "teach to the test" world. By using everyday household items and enjoyable activities, parents of children ages three to twelve can apply targeted strategies (based on age and learning strength) in key academic areas, including: Reading comprehension Math word problems Test preparation Fractions and decimals Oral reading Reports and projects Science and history Reading motivation Vocabulary Discover how to help your child increase academic focus and success, lower test stress while increasing test scores, increase class participation, foster creativity, and improve attention span, memory, and higher-level thinking. How Your Child Learns Best shows how to maximize your child's brain potential and offers something for every parent who wants the best for his or her child. "At last we parents now have a reference that will help guide us in assisting our children's growth and flowering. This book is what parents have been searching for and need now more than ever." - from the foreword by Goldie Hawn

Growing Readers

Author: Kathy Collins
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571103732
Size: 48.63 MB
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Primary-grade teachers face an important challenge: teaching children how to read while enabling them to build good habits so they fall in love with reading. Many teachers find the independent reading workshop to be the component of reading instruction that meets this challenge because it makes it possible to teach the reading skills and strategies children need and guides them toward independence, intention, and joy as readers. In Growing Readers, Kathy Collins helps teachers plan for independent reading workshops in their own classrooms. She describes the structure of the independent reading workshop and other components of a balanced literacy program that work together to ensure young students grow into strong, well-rounded readers. Kathy outlines a sequence of possible units of study for a yearlong curriculum. Chapters are devoted to the individual units of study and include a sample curriculum as well as examples of mini-lessons and reading conferences. There are also four “Getting Ready” sections that suggest some behind-the-scenes work teachers can do to prepare for the units. Topics explored in these units include: print and comprehension strategies; reading in genres such as poetry and nonfiction; connecting in-school reading and out-of-school reading; developing the strategies and habits of lifelong readers. A series of planning sheets and management tips are presented throughout to help ensure smooth implementation. We want our students to learn to read, and we want them to love to read. To do this we need to lay a foundation on which children build rich and purposeful reading lives that extend beyond the school day. The ideas found in Growing Readers create the kind of primary classrooms where that happens.

Strategies That Work

Author: Stephanie Harvey
Publisher: Stenhouse Pub
ISBN: 9781571103109
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Teaches techniques designed to improve reading skills, covering how children can learn by making connections, asking questions, visualization, inferring answers, extracting ideas, and synthesizing information.

Reading Pathways

Author: Dolores G. Hiskes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787992895
Size: 65.37 MB
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Now in its fifth edition, Reading Pathways (with help fromDewey the Bookworm) offers an easy-to-use, highly effectiveapproach to teaching reading accuracy and fluency to students ofall ages, using a unique pyramid format. Reading pyramids begin with one word and slowly build intophrases and sentences of gradually increasing complexity. As thestudent moves from the pinnacle to the base of each pyramid, thephrase or sentence becomes more interesting and expansive, and thestudent's confidence grows with each line completed. Progressivelybuilding up the amount of text per line increases eye span,strengthens eye tracking, and develops reading fluency. The book also features more challenging multisyllable wordpyramid exercises and games to further develop fluency andvocabulary. Learning to read long words by syllables removes thefear and mystique of multisyllable words and helps students buildthe strong vocabulary so critical for success in reading andwriting. Reading Pathways is ideal for school, tutoring, and homeuse, and has already proven successful with K–2 emergentreaders, second language learners, and students with learningdisabilities. This unique approach has won rave reviews fromteachers, parents, and English language learners all over theworld. Previous editions were entitled Pyramid ReadingExercises. Praise for Reading Pathways "With clarity, interest, humor, and precision, Dolores hasoffered a way out of the darkness of illiteracy. I am pleased toendorse [her] books as some of the finest instructional materialsfor teaching children and adults to read that I havereviewed." —Robert W. Sweet Jr., professional staff member, Committee onEducation and the Work Force, U.S. Congress, Washington, D.C. "Our organization, Kids Read, offers tutoring to struggling ornon-reading second graders in the public schools. Dolores Hiskes'smaterials are our most powerful tools for helping kids achieveconfidence and independence in reading . . . The pyramid practicein Reading Pathways strengthens eye tracking and gives learnersimmediate practice with the concepts they just learned in a biggersetting. Non-readers find initial success in the presentation ofshort vowel words and stories. The pyramid stories provide anopportunity for multiple readings of the words and phrases, anexercise which is very empowering for emerging readers." —Becky Faherty, director, Kids Read, Inc., Gaithersburg,Maryland "Reading Pathways led my children so gently through the pyramidsthat they were reading big words before they knew it! This is a 'nopain' approach to giving children the extra practice that helps todevelop a strong reader." —Sherrill Fink, homeschooling mother, Virginia "My students love the multisyllable word pyramids and feel proudthey can finally read those mysterious long words. It's sobeautiful to see their self-esteem grow. This is what makesteaching rewarding. Thank you!" —Renee Wesly, special education and regular educationteacher, Maunawili Elementary School, Kailua, Hawaii

Developing Reading Comprehension

Author: Paula J. Clarke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118606744
Size: 13.69 MB
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Presents cutting-edge, evidence-based interventions for dealing with specific difficulties of reading comprehension in children aged 7-11. An in-depth introduction to the ‘poor comprehender profile’, which describes children who despite being fluent readers have difficulty extracting meaning from text. Sets out a range of practical interventions for improving reading skills in this group - along with comprehensive guidance on assessment and monitoring, and insightful accounts of professionals’ experience in delivering the techniques described. Includes an overview of psychological theories of reading comprehension, evaluating their practical applicability.

Classrooms That Spark

Author: Emma S. McDonald
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470588178
Size: 60.90 MB
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Guide for teachers to keep the fires of learning burning bright year after year No matter how long they've been teaching all teachers need new ideas to keep their classrooms organized, their students engaged and motivated, and their lesson plans sharp. This second edition of the winner of the 2006 Teacher's Choice Award, offers invaluable guidance on major topics such as organization, student engagement, assessment, creating great lesson plans, teaching with technology, and classroom management and discipline. Written by two compassionate veteran teachers Contains more than 100 reproducible forms Offers classroom tested organizing tips, lesson plans, and assessments Includes suggestion for motivating students and ideas for motivating parents This is the ultimate guide for teachers who want to maintain their passion for teaching.

Literacy Strategies For Grades 4 12

Author: Karen Tankersley
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416601546
Size: 36.78 MB
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Describes everyday classroom practices and exercises to help students in grades four through twelve read for accuracy, extract meaning from text, and interpret subject matter.