Proust And The Squid

Author: Maryanne Wolf
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062010638
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"Human beings were never born to read," writes Tufts University cognitive neuroscientist and child development expert Maryanne Wolf. Reading is a human invention that reflects how the brain rearranges itself to learn something new. In this ambitious, provocative book, Wolf chronicles the remarkable journey of the reading brain not only over the past five thousand years, since writing began, but also over the course of a single child's life, showing in the process why children with dyslexia have reading difficulties and singular gifts. Lively, erudite, and rich with examples, Proust and the Squid asserts that the brain that examined the tiny clay tablets of the Sumerians was a very different brain from the one that is immersed in today's technology-driven literacy. The potential transformations in this changed reading brain, Wolf argues, have profound implications for every child and for the intellectual development of our species.

Tales Of Literacy For The 21st Century

Author: Maryanne Wolf
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191036129
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The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities. The category of 'the literary' has always been contentious. What is clear, however, is how increasingly it is dismissed or is unrecognised as a way of thinking or an arena for thought. It is sceptically challenged from within, for example, by the sometimes rival claims of cultural history, contextualized explanation, or media studies. It is shaken from without by even greater pressures: by economic exigency and the severe social attitudes that can follow from it; by technological change that may leave the traditional forms of serious human communication looking merely antiquated. For just these reasons this is the right time for renewal, to start reinvigorated work into the meaning and value of literary reading. Being Literate in the 21st Century wrestles with critical, timely questions for 21st-century society. How does literacy change the human brain? What does it mean to be a literate or a non-literate person in the present digital culture: for example, what will be lost in the present reading brain, and what will be gained with different mediums than print? What are the consequences of a digital reading brain for the literary mind and for writing itself ? Can knowledge about the reading brain and advances in technology offer new forms of literacy and new forms of knowledge to the peoples in remote regions of the world who would never otherwise become literate? By using both research from cognitive neuroscience, psycholinguistics, child development, and education, and considering literary examples from world literature, Maryanne Wolf plots a course that seeks to preserve the deepest forms of reading from the past, while developing the cognitive skills necessary for this century's next generation.

Building The Reading Brain Prek 3

Author: Pamela Nevills
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412963268
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The authors translate brain theory and research into developmentally appropriate practices that foster literacy skills from birth to age eight and prepare students for reading success.

Readicide

Author: Kelly Gallagher
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571107800
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Argues that the decline in reading by children in the United States is furthered by schools by focusing on test-taking and focusing solely on academic texts with guidance for educators on how to conteract this trend.

Literature Neurology And Neuroscience Historical And Literary Connections

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Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444632751
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This well-established international series examines major areas of basic and clinical research within neuroscience, as well as emerging and promising subfields. This volume on the neurosciences, neurology, and literature vividly shows how science and the humanities can come together --- and have come together in the past. Its sections provide a new, broad look at these interactions, which have received surprisingly little attention in the past. Experts in the field cover literature as a window to neurological and scientific zeitgeists, theories of brain and mind in literature, famous authors and their suspected neurological disorders, and how neurological disorders and treatments have been described in literature. In addition, a myriad of other topics are covered, including some on famous authors whose important connections to the neurosciences have been overlooked (e.g., Roget, of Thesaurus fame), famous neuroscientists who should also be associated with literature, and some overlooked scientific and medical men who helped others produce great literary works (e,g., Bram Stoker's Dracula). There has not been a volume with this coverage in the past, and the connections it provides should prove fascinating to individuals in science, medicine, history, literature, and various other disciplines. This book looks at literature, medicine, and the brain sciences both historically and in the light of the newest scholarly discoveries and insights

Mind Brain And Education Science A Comprehensive Guide To The New Brain Based Teaching

Author: Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393706818
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Establishing the parameters and goals of the new field of mind, brain, and education science. A groundbreaking work, Mind, Brain, and Education Science explains the new transdisciplinary academic field that has grown out of the intersection of neuroscience, education, and psychology. The trend in “brain-based teaching” has been growing for the past twenty years and has exploded in the past five to become the most authoritative pedagogy for best learning results. Aimed at teachers, teacher trainers and policy makers, and anyone interested in the future of education in America and beyond, Mind, Brain, and Education Science responds to the clamor for help in identifying what information could and should apply in classrooms with confidence, and what information is simply commercial hype. Combining an exhaustive review of the literature, as well as interviews with over twenty thought leaders in the field from six different countries, this book describes the birth and future of this new and groundbreaking discipline. Mind, Brain, and Education Science looks at the foundations, standards, and history of the field, outlining the ways that new information should be judged. Well-established information is elegantly separated from “neuromyths” to help teachers split the wheat from the chaff in classroom planning, instruction and teaching methodology.

Story Smart Using The Science Of Story To Persuade Influence Inspire And Teach

Author: Kendall Haven
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610698126
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This one-of-a-kind book reveals the secrets of a story's power to persuade, inspire, influence, and to teach. • Shows how to use the power of story to get your message across in any medium or venue • Explores the convergence of the neural science of story with the art of communication to reveal the power of words • Provides tips, techniques, and strategies for structuring your stories for the most impact • Reveals the common communication pitfalls to avoid

The Shallows

Author: Nicholas Carr
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848878834
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In this ground-breaking and compelling book, Nicholas Carr argues that not since Gutenberg invented printing has humanity been exposed to such a mind-altering technology. The Shallows draws on the latest research to show that the Net is literally re-wiring our brains inducing only superficial understanding. As a consequence there are profound changes in the way we live and communicate, remember and socialise - even in our very conception of ourselves. By moving from the depths of thought to the shallows of distraction, the web, it seems, is actually fostering ignorance. The Shallows is not a manifesto for luddites, nor does it seek to turn back the clock. Rather it is a revelatory reminder of how far the Internet has become enmeshed in our daily existence and is affecting the way we think. This landmark book compels us all to look anew at our dependence on this all-pervasive technology.

Read Rhyme And Romp Early Literacy Skills And Activities For Librarians Teachers And Parents

Author: Heather McNeil
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598849573
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Designed to promote literacy in young children and to empower parents, educators, and librarians, this guide is filled with simple strategies, creative activities, and detailed instructions that help make reading fun. • Recommended book lists for promoting reading • An overview of basic strategies and components of an early literacy program • Helpful outline of pre-literacy skills required for reading success • Detailed instructions for early literacy activities

Essentials Of Dyslexia Assessment And Intervention

Author: Nancy Mather
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118152662
Size: 56.15 MB
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to effectivelyunderstand, assess, and treat individuals struggling withdyslexia Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Interventionprovides practical, step-by-step information on accuratelyidentifying, assessing, and using evidence-based interventions withindividuals with dyslexia. Addressing the components that need tobe considered in the assessment of dyslexia—both cognitiveand academic—this book includes descriptions of the varioustests used in a comprehensive dyslexia assessment along withdetailed, evidence-based interventions that professionals andparents can use to help individuals struggling with dyslexia. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of PsychologicalAssessment series, each concise chapter features numerous calloutboxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensiveillustrative material, as well as test questions that help yougauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Providing an in-depth look at dyslexia, this straightforwardbook presents information that will prepare school psychologists,neuropsychologists, educational diagnosticians, special educationteachers, as well as general education teachers, to recognize,assess, and provide effective treatment programs for dyslexia. Thebook is also a good resource for parents who are helping a childwith dyslexia. A practical guide to understanding, assessing, and helpingindividuals who have dyslexia Expert advice and tips throughout Conveniently formatted for rapid reference Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessmentseries: Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment Essentials of Evidence-Based Academic Interventions Essentials of Response to Intervention Essentials of Processing Assessment Essentials of Conners Behavior Assessments Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Second Edition Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment, Second Edition