Engage students’ brains with state-of-the-art literacy strategies. This reference infuses the most current neurology research into concrete steps for targeted, developmentally appropriate reading instruction.

Reading with Comprehension, Automaticity, and Fluency

Reading with comprehension, automaticity, and fluency

Scientific studies using neuroimaging are numerous, and educators can easily be overwhelmed with the possible implications for classroom practices. To be neurosmart without being overwhelmed is the goal of this chapter and the ones that follow. A quick review of the development of the reading decoding pathway acknowledges the value of explicit and direct teaching instruction. The education system is geared for children to learn to read; however, not as much is known about teaching students to use reading to learn. The focus of this chapter is to look at teaching strategies that will help students who know how to read to know how to approach reading for comprehension. Teaching strategies from cognitive science ...

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