We have transitioned from a literate culture to one that values speed, immediacy and the decoding of small grabs of words in search for information. But old and new ways of reading can co-exist.
Books improve kids' vocabulary, challenge gender stereotypes, teach maths and science concepts and help foster the imagination. Here are some suggestions of picture books that do all these things.
The benefits from shared storybook reading do not depend on whether books are bought, borrowed or new or used. Some suggested read-aloud books for children aged about kindergarten to Grade 2.
Australian education is still going backwards from where we started in 2000 – new PISA results show.
Every three years, the OECD releases its Programme for International Student Assessment results. Last time, Australia's education system was doing much worse than some other countries. Has it changed?
But there is an answer.
Stories like 'Romeo and Juliet,' 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Jane Eyre' are still relevant today.
A whole language approach to teaching reading gives kids a whole linguistic picture of how words work. This includes teaching individual letters and sounds, as well as what the words mean in context.
Years 5-7 typically include the transition from primary to secondary but the reading slowdown can't just be blamed on this, because numeracy progress has improved. So what's going on with reading?
Literacy researchers analyze cross-Canada favourite books for kindergarten to Grade 2 readers, and suggest great "gritty" reads that can help normalize conversations surrounding failure and growth.
There's a worry some students don’t get enough opportunity to enjoy silent reading in schools. Here's some advice on how to change that.
Early experiences sharing and developing positive connections, language and communication set the stage for home reading to start children on the path to literacy.
A technique developed for teachers and tutors can work if followed by the child's loved ones.
Based on the current body of evidence, the use of coloured filters should not be recommended as a dyslexia treatment, nor be provided through publicly funded bodies.
A book nest - or nook - is a cost-friendly way to model and enjoy literacy with your preschooler that invites their creative involvement and offers space for positive connections to grow.
When it comes to reading, choosing the books your child reads, forcing them to read at certain times and asking them questions about their books are all big no nos.
Instead of expecting parents to help kids stay sharp during the summer, schools should offer more programming, a literacy instructor argues.
It would be wiser to spend money on policies that allow teachers to teach in ways that nurture children’s sense of belonging and making sure children are not hungry when they are trying to learn.
Here’s to the good/bad women leading the world of fiction.
Forget challenges, adults should be taking a leaf out of children's books when it comes to their reading habits.