10 Essential Instructional Elements for Students with Reading Difficulties: A Brain-Friendly Approach

10 Essential Instructional Elements for Students with Reading Difficulties: A Brain-Friendly Approach

By: Andrew P. Johnson (author)Paperback

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This book is the definitive resource on how the brain creates meaning from print, and is indispensible for educators seeking fresh solutions for students struggling with reading. Drawing from five key areas of neurocognitive research, Andrew Johnson provides a ten-point teaching strategy that encompasses vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, writing and more.

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Dr. Andy Johnson was a 1976 graduate of Grantsburg High School in Grantsburg, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin, River Falls where he graduated with a B.S. degree in Music and Speech-Communication. After earning elementary teaching licensure, he taught 2nd grade in River Falls, Wisconsin from 1983-1986. He went on to teach in elementary schools in the Twin Cities area and also spent three years working in the Grantsburg School District as A 5th grade teacher and the Gifted Education Coordinator. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Literacy Education in 1997. He is currently working at Minnesota State University, Mankato as a professor of literacy in the Department of Special Education where he specializes in literacy instruction for students with reading difficulties. He is the author of 10 books and numerous academic articles related to literacy, learning, teacher development, and the human condition. He lives in North Mankato with his wife, Dr. Nancy Fitzsimons and his dogs Mickey and Emmet.


Introduction Context Code First or Meaning First Tools in Your Teaching Toolbox Audience Section I. Understanding the Reading Process Chapter 1. Creating Meaning With Print: The Neurocognitive Model Understanding Reading Reading: A Neurological Perspective The Neurocognitive Process Last Word Chapter 2. Eye Movement and Neural Pathways Eye Movement During Reading Understanding Our Learning Organ Last Word Chapter 3. Understanding Reading From a Cognitive Perspective The Difference Between Brain and Mind The Information Processing Model The Two-Way Flow of Information Last Word Section II. Diagnosing Reading Problems, Documenting Progress, and Planning Instruction Chapter 4. Diagnosis and Documentation Diagnosing the Problem Graded Word Lists Graded Reading Passages Assessing Comprehension Putting It Together Last Word Chapter 5. Reading Lessons SRE Lesson Guided Reading Lesson Shared Reading Lesson Last Word Section III. 10 Instructional Elements Chapter 6. 10 Elements of Reading Instruction No Magical Programs Comprehensive Reading Instruction Teaching Reading With the Brain in Mind Last Word Chapter 7. Emergent Literacy: Concepts of Print and Phonemic Awareness Approaches to Early Literacy Instruction Creating the Conditions for Early Literacy Learning Concepts of Print Phonemic-Phonics Hybrid Activities Last Word Chapter 8. Emotions and Motivation Emotions The Value-Expectancy Theory of Motivation Some Basic Strategies Last Word Chapter 9. Literature and Instructional Approaches Strategies for Promoting Voluntary Reading Instructional Approaches Last Word Chapter 10. Phonics Fawnix 14 Strategies Last Word Appendix: Phonics Checklist Chapter 11. Strategies for Developing Word Identification Skills Terms and Concepts Related to Word Identification Context Clues: The Semantic Cueing System Word Order and Grammar: The Syntactic-Cueing System Word Parts Morphemic Analysis Sight Words Last Word Chapter 12. Fluency Reading Fluency Neural Pathways and Networks Strategies for Enhancing Reading Fluency Avoid Round-Robin Reading Last Word Chapter 13. Comprehension of Narrative Text Comprehension Basics Teaching Tips Activities Organized by Cognitive Process Last Word Chapter 14. Comprehension of Expository Text Expository Text Teacher Pre-Reading Strategies Study-Skill Strategies Pedagogical Strategies to Develop Cognitive Processes Related to Comprehension Last Word Chapter 15. Vocabulary Attending to Vocabulary General Principles for Developing Students' Vocabulary Strategies for Developing Students' Vocabulary Visual Displays and Graphic Organizers Last Word About Words Chapter 16. Writing The Why and How of Writing Specific Strategies Last Word Epilogue

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  • publication date: 02/12/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781483373775
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781483373775
  • weight: 531
  • ISBN10: 1483373770

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