Build the Brain for Reading, Grades 4-12 has been developed in response to the large number of requests that the author receives from educators for a book that discusses how reading skills develop, both in young children and older students.
After reading the book, educators will be able to understand at what stage in reading competency each of their students is, and will have techniques to help those who are struggling. The book will help teachers understand brain development and how it relates to all aspects of literacy, including phonemic awareness, vocabulary, writing, fluency, and comprehension. Along with classroom activities that build skills in these areas, the book also includes current research and theory, information on how to create successful schools, and an appendix of reproducibles.
Pamela Nevills is first and foremost a teacher, working with learners from multiages-primary grades through post graduate students. She supervises student teachers and teaches methods classes at the University of California, Riverside. She has participated on and has been honored by local and state advisory committees. As a two-time panel member for Reading textbook selection for the state of California, she is well versed with state and national content standards. She is a national and international speaker and consultant on topics that include brain development from birth through adulthood, the brain and reading, school designs for all readers, and adult learners. Writing is a recent addition to Nevills's work. She is published through the state of California and by the Journal of Staff Development, and she regularly contributes to organizational newsletters.
Acknowledgments About the Author 1. Learning from Childhood to Adulthood 2. Brain Structures Accessed for Reading 3. Learning and Neuron Activity 4. Memory Systems and Learning 5. Reading with Comprehension, Automaticity, and Fluency 6. Motivation and Ability to Learn through the Grades: How different is an adolescent's brain? 7. Neurology and Technology for All Aspects of the Curriculum 8. Older Students Who Struggle with Reading to Learn 9. Neurology for all Content Areas 10. Resources, Connections, and Future Classrooms References Further Reading Glossary Index