Anita Collins and Misty Adoniou, The Conversation, 8 Nov 2018. Neuroscience has found a clear relationship between music and language acquisition. Read the article here
Tag Archives | learning to read
Misty Adoniou, The Conversation, 18 April 2017. A “must read” overview of how we learn to read. Read the article here
David Hornsby, 14 April 2017. It’s come to my attention that many people missed the link to the article when it was first posted. Read the article here: Aust Curric & Yr 1 phonics test
The Australian Curriculum defines literacy very broadly. It far exceeds the simplistic view in the ‘Five From Five’ project proposed by the Centre for Independent Studies. Educators have long understood the ‘Five From Five’ bits and pieces (all from a previous century!) and have gone way beyond them.
Teaching kids to read isn’t just about learning the alphabet or “sounding out”, it’s about making sense of what’s on the page. Prof Brian Cambourne describes “seven messages” that successful teachers convey to students.
splash.abc.net.au 24 January 2014. – Dr Misty Adoniou sets out some realistic expectations for what children can achieve in reading and writing in their first year of school. Read article here