eBook 10 Essential Instructional Elements for Students With Reading Difficulties: A Brain-Friendly Approach, 1st Edition

  • Andrew P. Johnson Minnesota State University, Mankato
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  • ISBN-10: 1506321550
  • ISBN-13: 9781506321554
  • DDC: 372.43
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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Learning to read is more than just an educational issue; it’s a social justice issue. Did you know that struggling readers are twice as likely as their peers to drop out of high school? Through time-tested, research-based neurocognitive teaching strategies, this book will enable you to hone readers’ skills and help students from all grade levels develop their ability to create meaning from print. Drawing from five key areas of neurocognitive research, Andrew Johnson provides a ten-point teaching strategy that encompasses vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, writing and more.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Understanding the Reading Process.
1: Creating Meaning With Print: The Neurocognitive Model.
2: Eye Movement and Neural Pathways.
3: Understanding Reading From a Cognitive Perspective.
Diagnosing Reading Problems, Documenting Progress, and Planning Instruction.
4: Diagnosis and Documentation.
5: Reading Lessons.
10 Instructional Elements.
6: 10 Elements of Reading Instruction.
7: Emergent Literacy: Concepts of Print and Phonemic Awareness.
8: Emotions and Motivation.
9: Literature and Instructional Approaches.
10: Phonics.
11: Strategies for Developing Word Identification Skills.
12: Fluency.
13: Comprehension of Narrative Text.
14: Comprehension of Expository Text.
15: Vocabulary.
16: Writing.