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037 |bPerseus Books Group, C/O Perseus Distribution 210
American Dr, Jackson, TN, USA, 38301, (731)9884440|nSAN
050 00 LB2395.3|b.S44 2017
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100 1 Seidenberg, Mark S.,|eauthor.
245 10 Language at the speed of sight :|bhow we read, why so many
can't, and what can be done about it /|cMark Seidenberg.
264 1 New York :|bBasic Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, a
division of PBG Publishing, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette
Book Group, Inc.,|c
264 4 |c©2017
300 374 pages :|billustrations ;|c25 cm
504 Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-361) and
505 0 Reading, writing, and speech. The problem and the paradox
; Visible language ; Writing: it's all Mesopotamian
cuneiform to me -- How we read. The eyes have it ; F u cn
rd ths, u cn gt a gd jb n rdng rsch ; Becoming a reader ;
Reading: the eternal triangle ; Dyslexia and its
discontents ; Brain bases of reading -- The educational
challenges. How well does America read? ; The two cultures
of science and education ; Reading the future.
520 A psychology professor specializing in the cognitive and
neurological bases of language and reading discusses why
children and adults have been incorrectly taught how to
read and offers suggestions on how to vastly improve this
vital life skill.
520 Over half of our children read at a basic level and few
become highly proficient. Many American children and
adults are not functionally literate, with serious
consequences. Poor readers are more likely to drop out of
the educational system and as adults are unable to fully
participate in the workforce, adequately manage their own
health care, or advance their children's education. In
this book, cognitive scientist Mark Seidenberg reveals the
underexplored science of reading, which spans cognitive
science, neurobiology, and linguistics. As Seidenberg
shows, the disconnect between science and education is a
major factor in America's chronic underachievement. How we
teach reading places many children at risk of failure,
discriminates against poorer kids, and discourages even
those who could have become more successful readers.
Children aren't taught basic print skills because
educators cling to the disproved theory that good readers
guess the words in texts, a strategy that encourages
skimming instead of close reading. Interventions for
children with reading disabilities are delayed because
parents are mistakenly told their kids will catch up if
they work harder. Learning to read is more difficult for
children who speak a minority dialect in the home, but
that is not reflected in classroom practices. By building
on science's insights, we can improve how our children
read, and take real steps toward solving the inequality
that illiteracy breeds. Both an expert look at our
relationship with the written word and a rousing call to
action, Language at the Speed of Sight is essential for
parents, educators, policy makers, and all others who want
to understand why so many fail to read, and how to change
that.--Adapted from dust jacket.
650 0 Reading (Higher education)
650 0 Language experience approach in education.
650 0 Cognition disorders.
650 0 Psycholinguistics.
650 7 EDUCATION|xPhilosophy, Theory & Social Aspects.|2bisacsh
650 7 EDUCATION|xTeaching Methods & Materials|xReading &
650 7 SCIENCE|xCognitive Science.|2bisacsh