Two chapters from the book Mind, Brain, & Education: Neuroscience Implications for the Classroom (Sousa, 2010) focus on reading. As you know, a major goal in education is to help students learn to read well enough so they can learn in other curricular areas by reading. It is a major landmark in a child’s education when reading skills develop to a level that learning by reading begins to dominate other aids in formal schooling.
Chapter 6, "The Reading Brain," is written by John Gabrieli, Joanna A. Christodoulou, Tricia O'Loughli and Marianna D. Eddy (2010). Quoting from this chapter: