How the Brain Learns to Read

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SAGE Publications, 2005 - Education - 246 pages
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`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, Reno

`David 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 Ltd

`How the Brain Learns to Read is a comprehensive, teacher-friendly book. David A 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′ - Pat Wolfe, Author, Building the Reading Brain, PreK-3 (Corwin Press, June 2004)

This new book from David A Sousa examines source material on brain research and provide K-12 classroom reading strategies for teachers based on the most current findings. There are five core chapters - on what the research tells us, understanding language acquisition, instructional strategies, identifying reading problems, and strategies for resolving reading problems. The book features a glossary of terms and will integrate all brain diagrams throughout the book, where discussed in relation language acquisitions and strategies. The language acquisition material focuses on early years through primary, while the strategies will cover all levels.

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David A. Sousa, EdD, 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.

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