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How the Brain Learns to Read / Edition 1

How the Brain Learns to Read / Edition 1

by David A. SousaDavid A. Sousa
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A modern classic, updated for today’s classroom needs

No skill is more fundamental to our students’ education than reading. And no recent book has done more to advance our understanding of the neuroscience behind this so-critical skill than David Sousa’s How the Brain Learns to Read.

Top among the second edition’s many new features are:

  • Correlations to the Common Core State Standards
  • A new chapter on how to teach for comprehension
  • Much more on helping older struggling readers master subject-area content
  • Ways to tailor strategies to the unique needs of struggling learners
  • Key links between how the brain learns spoken and written language

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412906012
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 07/20/2004
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

David A. Sousa, Ed D, is an international consultant in educational neuroscience and author of more than a dozen books that translate brain research into strategies for improving learning. He has presented to more than 200,000 educators across the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. He has taught high school chemistry and served in administrative positions, including superintendent of schools. He was an adjunct professor of education at Seton Hall University and a visiting lecturer at Rutgers University. Dr. Sousa has edited science books and published dozens of articles in leading journals. His books have been published in French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, and several other languages. He is past president of the National Staff Development Council (now Learning Forward) and has received honorary degrees and awards for his commitment to research, professional development, and science education. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and National Public Radio to discuss his work with schools using brain research.

Table of Contents

1. Learning Spoken Language
2. Learning to Read
3. Teaching Reading for Encoding and Decoding
4. Teaching Reading for Comprehension
5. Recognizing Reading Problems
6. Overcoming Reading Problems
7. Reading in the Content Areas
8. Putting it All Together

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