How the Brain Learns to Read Author:David A. Sousa "How the Brain Learns to Read makes the important connections between reading and brain research accessible for teachers and parents. It is definitely a book that I will recommend to teachers and my undergraduate and graduate students." — Diane Barone, Professor of Literary Studies — University of Nevada "How the Brain Learns to R... more »ead is a comprehensive, teacher-friendly book. Sousa not only clarifies the complex act of reading, he provides practical use-tomorrow strategies and guidelines for designing a successful reading program. This book makes a significant contribution to the field. I highly recommend it."
Author, Building the Reading Brain, PreK-3"Sousa has hit a home run with How the Brain Learns to Read, giving us a specific application of brain research that takes us from generalizing about how the brain learns to how the brain learns to read."
Robin Fogarty, Educational Consultant
Robin Fogarty & Associates, LtdUse the power of neuroscience to develop better readers in your class! What must the brain learn in order to read effectively? What has research revealed about phonics and whole language approaches to reading instruction? Arm yourself with the most current neuroscientific information available and start your students down a lifelong path as successful readers.How the Brain Learns to Read presents what scientists have uncovered about how children develop spoken language and use spoken language abilities when learning to read. Best-selling author David Sousa explores source material on brain research and provides scores of practical reading strategies for the K-12 classroom. Complete with relevant brain diagrams and informative tables, this exciting new book examines critical concepts including:
Understanding language acquisition and its relationship to reading
Incorporating modern research findings in your classroom
Recognizing and overcoming reading problems, including early intervention programs
Content area reading with strategies to improve vocabulary and comprehension
Developing a successful reading program that encourages teachers to be researchers
Reading is essential for success in our society. With this guide to cutting-edge reading research, youll find the keys to unlocking reading success in your students!« less
This book is pretty interesting in some parts but incredibly boring at times. I did learn some stuff from it but towards the end there was a lot of stuff I already knew. All of chapter 7(the last chapter) seemed like a waste of my time.