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The Resource Language at the speed of sight : how we read, why so many can't, and what can be done about it, Mark Seidenberg

Language at the speed of sight : how we read, why so many can't, and what can be done about it, Mark Seidenberg

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Language at the speed of sight : how we read, why so many can't, and what can be done about it
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Language at the speed of sight
Title remainder
how we read, why so many can't, and what can be done about it
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Mark Seidenberg
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In 2011, when an international survey reported that students in Shanghai dramatically outperformed American students in reading, math, and science, President Obama declared it a "Sputnik moment": a wake-up call about the dismal state of American education. Little has changed, however, since then: over half of our children still 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 Language at the Speed of Sight , internationally renowned 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
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DLC
Citation location within source
  • November 28, 2016
  • November 15, 2016
Citation source
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Kirkus Reviews
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Seidenberg, Mark S
Dewey number
428.4071/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2395.3
LC item number
.S44 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Reading (Higher education)
  • Language experience approach in education
  • Cognition disorders
  • Psycholinguistics
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Language at the speed of sight : how we read, why so many can't, and what can be done about it, Mark Seidenberg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-361) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDbd19044035
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vii, 375 pages
Isbn
9781541617155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)993540982
Label
Language at the speed of sight : how we read, why so many can't, and what can be done about it, Mark Seidenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDbd19044035
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vii, 375 pages
Isbn
9781541617155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)993540982

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