Reading comes easily to some students, but many struggle with some part of this complex process that requires many areas of the brain to operate together through an intricate network of neurons.
As a classroom teacher who has also worked as a neurologist, Judy Willis offers a unique perspective on how to help students not only learn the mechanics of reading and comprehension, but also develop a love of reading. She shows the importance of establishing a nonthreatening environment and provides teaching strategies that truly engage students and help them
By enriching your understanding of how the brain processes language, emotion, and other stimuli, this book will change the way you understand and teach reading skills - and help all your students become successful readers.
The book is published by ASCD.
©2008 Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) (P)2012 Redwood Audiobooks
I'll make this concise. 29 yr old AA male with an acceptable vocab. However, I struggle with reading comp. From the preface, intro and half of chapter one alone, this author is too wordy. Too interested and too explanatory in the science behind it. We're listening for strategies and steps then the science. It sends a message of convolution and ambiguity to listen to the bulk of a chapter and take nothing away from it. I give it an average of two and a half stars to indicate that I neither hate or love this book; I am on the fence.
If the first 5 chapters would have provided any useful information in terms of applicability as either parent or teacher, I would have provided a higher rating. Much ado about brain scans and what not.
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