Tag Archives: Literacy education

Skimming and immersion in reading…

Also thought-provoking: “What’s important is that they [bookshops] survive, along with libraries, as brick-and-mortar entities. It’s crucial that they’re part of the visible fabric of our lives, as much for this generation as future ones. We learn by what we … Continue reading

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Interesting – some learning-to-read neuroscience

http://www.newyorker.com/science/maria-konnikova/how-children-learn-read

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The teacher’s daily job is to raise the dead

“Knowledge is preserved in dead codes – dessicated symbols in books – and the teacher’s daily job is to raise the dead, to bring the codes back to life in new minds.” ~ Kieran Egan (p.109, An Imaginative Approach) “Knowledge is … Continue reading

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The physical side of reading

Helen Irlen writes: “Almost never are those with reading problems questioned about whether reading is comfortable. It is assumed that reading is equally comfortable for everyone. In reality, there are some for whom reading is very painful. There are actual … Continue reading

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Reading difficulties and the Irlen method

Talking to a pediatric Occupational Therapist about Irlen Syndrome, she told me that people don’t often think to ask children who are struggling to read ‘What does it look like when you read?’ Children who have Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome may reply … Continue reading

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How can I help my child with reading

I couldn’t find this on the internet when I went looking, so I wonder if these are someone’s notes from another article (and I hope it’s ok to repeat them here), but … here is what I have in my … Continue reading

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The 4G Spectrum debate

The most recent episode of Te Tēpu dealt with the 4G spectrum claim and was really interesting – the arguments presented are incredibly valid and merit serious consideration by educators. Te Tēpu Sunday 14 July 2013 http://www.maoritelevision.com/tv/shows/te-tepu/S09E014/te-tepu

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Literacy, Places and Identity – Kerkham and Comber

I recently found another article that had been languishing unread in my locker – languishing in spite of the fact that it deals with all sorts of concepts that fascinate me (place, identity, literacy, and literary constructions of meaning). Drawing … Continue reading

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Education … for democracy and non-violence…

I loved this essay – it should be a must-read for all educational leaders, and perhaps especially for those in English departments as we come up to 2014 and the anniversary of WWI, which will no doubt spark renewed interest … Continue reading

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Sand play design

The relevance of this kind of play to early literacy is under-rated in media discussions… anyway, I’ve decided I really like naturalearning.org. They have this to say on sandpit design: Sand is spreading across our site. What can we do? Sand … Continue reading

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