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Building the Reading Brain, PreK-3 [Paperback]

Pamela A. Nevills , Margaret Ferguson , Pamela A. (Ann) Nevills , Patricia Wolfe

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Jan. 6 2009 1412963265 978-1412963268 2
The authors translate brain theory and research into developmentally appropriate practices that foster literacy skills from birth to age eight and prepare students for reading success.

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"An absolute must-read, must-understand, and must-do for all primary teachers and principals. Nevills and Wolfe's book addresses the difficult issues of diagnosis and intervention with early readers before they begin to struggle." -- Judy Bean, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment 20080707 "A unique resource that provides a biological foundation for effective reading strategies. It is a valuable resource for any educator." -- Deborah Tucker, Science and Literacy Education Consultant 20080707 "The research information is powerful for educators to interpret for practical, everyday use and can be supplemented with current reading curriculum." -- J. Michael Pragman, Elementary Administrator, Lee's Summit R-7 School District, MO 20080707 "I devoured this book! The book makes research come alive and accessible whether you are new to literacy work or have been immersed in it for years!" -- Sharon Gatti-Carson, Literacy Consultant 20080714 "Besides providing comprehensible information on neuroscience and learning, the book gives many excellent strategies and ideas for working with a variety of readers from emergent literacy through third grade. I highly recommend this book for all educators at all age levels." -- Janet J. Seahorn, Adjunct Professor, Colorado State University and Regis University 20080714 "This is an amazing resource for all persons interested in improving their instructional practice or understanding of how the young child's brain is wired for reading, and how tapping into strategic reading practices will promote comprehension, fluency, and reading enjoyment. The authors make the most current research in neuroscience and reading engaging and interesting. This well-constructed book is one of my favorites!" -- Jill Gierach, Director 20081021

About the Author

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. 


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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! Sept. 30 2007
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This book was a good find! It was a quick read but had a lot of great information. It was nice to find a book about Literacy that started from square one with infancy and went through third grade. It's a true Early Childhood book on Literacy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reading Specialist Recommendation Sept. 6 2009
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I have been a reading specialist in Connecticut for eleven years. Having read many books pertaining to the subject matter, I recommend this book to new teachers and veterans who need to update their knowledge about reading. This book is outlined well, defines the different components of reading well, and provides explicit examples to help all educators. I plan on purchasing this book for a school wide book talk. It is that good! University teachers should recommend this book to all teachers.
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Great follow up to the original.
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I am very much satisfied with the book and its condition. The book has worked out for my masters
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It was late and I didn't have it in time for my first project.

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