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Title:
Building the reading brain, preK-3
Author:
Wolfe, Pat.
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Publication Information:
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xiii, 182 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
On the nature of reading -- What happens in the brain when children read? -- Building a foundation for reading: birth to age 3 -- Emerging literacy during the preschool years -- Beginning to read: ages 5 and 6 -- Breaking the reading code -- Assessing and responding to at-risk readers -- Comprehension and vocabulary: challenges for second grade -- Third grade: putting it all together.
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ISBN:
9780761939030

9780761939047
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Book

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Summary

Summary

The brain is hard wired for spoken language but not for reading. Yet reading skills serve as the primary foundation of all school-based learning, and research indicates that a student′s future academic success can be predicted by his or her reading level at the end of third grade. With this latest resource, authors Patricia Wolfe and Pamela Nevills provide insight and assistance for preschool teachers, parents and care providers, and nursery and primary teachers by explaining the development of the young brain, the acquisition of language as preparation for reading, and the nurturing and instruction process from birth to age eight. This unique guide demonstrates how the brain of a child masters the reading process of decoding print and reading with fluency and comprehension and addresses related literacy skills of writing and spelling.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
On the Nature of Reading
What Happens in the Brain When Children Read?
Building a Foundation for Reading - Birth to Three
Emerging Literacy During the Preschool Years
Beginning to Read: Ages 5 and 6
Breaking the Reading Code
Assessing and Responding to At Risk Readers
Comprehension and Vocabulary: A Challenge for Second Grade
Third Grade: Putting it All Together
Conclusion
Glossary
Instructional Resources