A policy of “choice” for full-time online schooling would weaken public education, erode funding for in-classroom supports and drive those who can afford it to private education.
Lockdown life accelerated the role of digital technology in the virtual classroom, but there is still no substitute for physical books in children's lives and learning.
One way to help children learn the words they need to thrive academically is by reading aloud from books and news sources that use both narrative and expository writing.
When children write out treasure hunt clues and shopping lists to play grocery store, they're learning to read and write.
Kiwi school kids are not consistently taught letter formation or spelling the way they once were. But these simple skills are part of the foundations of higher learning.
A psychologist explains why certain goals may be more effective than others in breaking screen habits.
Research shows that radio and mobile technologies can support a swift and sensitive response to educational disruption.
Almost half of Australian adults struggle with reading. Our recent analysis of government information on COVID-19 found many documents were inaccessible to struggling readers.
Want to read more but feel overwhelmed or struggle to find the time? Here are five tips to help you on your way.
Academic words are useful at school and university – but they can be tricky to learn.
A researcher who explored 500 picture books created by authors or illustrators living in Canada suggests books that are extraordinary in both text and illustration.
Disruptions to schooling at the lower grades should be remedied, otherwise there could be a serious impact on the quality of Matriculants a decade or more from now.
Video games can be useful in learning English, math, history, physics and yes, even physical education. While they're not a substitute for schooling, video games are a great indoor activity.
If families embrace reading as fun and routine and teachers work more closely than before with the families of their students, it's possible that remote learning won't be a huge obstacle to literacy.
Zimbabwe's Education Amendment Act of 2020 is a step in the right direction, but more still needs to be done.
To "warm up" a book, use the K-W-L strategy: Talk with your child about what you both KNOW about the subject, what you WONDER and afterwards, what you've LEARNED.
Too many adjectives, not enough ideas: how NAPLAN teaches bad writing
Grammar is a set of tools to make meaning rather than a set of rules to follow. The difference is in how we teach it.
With 52% of 15-year-olds now saying they read only if they have to, experts say a new way of teaching literacy is overdue.
Playful activities that involve choice, active engagement and moments of delight are what children need this summer during the pandemic.