The Conversation, Jan 2019. If schools and policy-makers wish to improve students’ literacy outcomes, they should invest in school libraries and dual-qualified teacher librarians. Read the article here
Tag Archives | literacy
The Conversation, 2 April 2018. Research consistently tells us about the importance of parents reading to their children. Read the article here
notjustcute.com 13 June 2017. – At the crux of literacy is the ability to convey and receive meaning through words, and that process begins with the spoken word. 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 Conversation, 25 Nov 2016. – A new phonics test won’t help us understand what the problems are. We need solutions. We shouldn’t waste precious money buying a test from England. Read the article here
P.L. Thomas, 3 July 2016. As someone who loves to read and write, who lives to read and write—and as a teacher and writer—it makes my soul ache to confront how English teachers and English classes are often the sources of why children and adults loathe reading and writing. Read the article here
Stuart Riddle, The Conversation, 4 May 2016. – The budget announcements about testing, standardisation and linking teachers’ pay to performance could prove problematic. Read the article here
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.
An article reflecting American literacy education, but equally important messages for Australian literacy education.
It might be time to consider a very old idea that has been made new again by neuroscientific research: music education – the neural network enhancer.