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A relationship expert recommends her favourite romantic fiction – and it doesn't have to be all princes and fairytales.
With our attention diverted, we’re no longer in the moment.
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Whether it’s through Facebook or Snapchat, images and videos are changing how we communicate. But as words become more trivial, our attention, our creativity, and even our empathy may be at stake.
Arial font was as effective as Dyslexie front when the spacing of letters and words were enlarged.
A new font designed called 'Dyslexie' was labelled 'a breakthrough' by the media for reportedly being about to help increase the reading speed of those with dyslexia. But does it really work?
Six year olds are deciding whether they are good readers or not based on how many books they’ve read.
Reading is increasingly being reduced to a numbers game in schools.
We need to adapt learning styles to suit those whose first language isn’t English.
Students from non-English speaking backgrounds learn differently depending on the types and number of languages they speak and are literate in.
Reading requires more than just your ABCs.
Speech patterns are just important as letter sounds when learning to read.
This week’s Sydney Writers’ Festival not only celebrates the art of writing, but the art of reading. Of course, it is difficult not to worry that this might be because the art of reading – that is, deep…
Has play gone out of kindergarten?
Navy Hale Keiki School
Kindergarteners are under tremendous pressure – doing as many as 15 academic activities in a day, with a shorter recess time. What is the long-term impact?
When children start school, they need to develop reading fluency.
There is a lot of misinformation about how Australia prepares teachers to teach reading and writing in schools. So here's how it really works.
Reading with your child at home helps to improve their literacy skills.
Parents who provide learning support at home can improve their child's literacy and emotional development, regardless of their class or educational background.
Why aren’t enough black students identified for gifted programs?
Howard County Library System
Two students -- one black and one white -- with the same math and reading achievement could have very different likelihoods of being identified as gifted.
Australia ranked 5th on the literacy test, ahead of the US and the UK.
The political obsession with back to basics literacy is leaving schools behind. What is taught in school is becoming increasingly distant from what is required in the real world.
At the time of publication, Emma’s longevity was far from guaranteed.
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At the time of publication, the longevity of Jane Austen's fifth novel Emma was far from guaranteed. And yet, 200 years later, it now seems immortal. This is the story of its remarkable life.
Some students struggle with reading and need to be taught in different ways.
Around a fifth of children aged five to 16 will experience reading difficulties. Schools need clear guidelines on how to choose the best literacy programs for their students.
Why stories matter.
What are your kids reading in the new year? What kids read has a strong impact on their perceptions of reality.
This year saw many notable books, looking at a diverse range of experiences.
Young adult fiction has been having a much needed conversation around diversity. In 2015 we saw this discussion bear fruit, as a new crop of diverse, absorbing and powerful stories sprang up.
Pick a book that your child will find entertaining.
Children who fail to read regularly during long breaks from school will often see their reading ability drop. Here's how to keep kids engaged in reading.
It’s time to pick up that favourite book and get reading.
A selection of some of the best books to share between children and parents on the topic of family and friends.
Classrooms should be full of discussion.
Students reach the middle years of high school with poor vocabularies and unable to work with language in sophisticated ways.
What better way to spend your year-end holiday than absorbed in a good book or ten?
There isn't a lot of time for recreational reading when you're running a university. But when year-end holidays roll around, Africa's vice chancellors can finally read for pleasure.