The Victorian opposition has pledged funding for "decodable readers" which focus only on sounds. But kids prefer to read rich texts.
Kids in the UK grow up with some of the highest levels of educational inequality.
Girls are encouraged more often to read, despite performing better in reading assessments nationally and internationally. Here's how parents and educators can help connect boys with books.
Providing text-message tips to parents on how to make their children stronger readers can make a difference, but only if parents don't get too many or too few text messages, researchers find.
The current debate about comparability would be more concerning if 2018 results showed radically different trends compared to previous years, but they don’t.
In 1980, 60 percent of 12th graders said they read a book, newspaper or magazine every day for pleasure. By 2016, only 16 percent did.
Reading styles vary in effectiveness. Here are six things you can do, based on research, to help your child get the most out of shared reading.
Is the belief in art’s healing power just wishful thinking, or is there something to it?
Most book clubs are white and middle-class. Even today, books and reading can presume a divide between Indigenous oral story-telling and non-Indigenous literacy.
Early shared reading is linked to a number of benefits for children, including better performance in NAPLAN, reading, writing, spelling, grammar and mathematics.
Fairy stories come alive in the telling — and the retelling.
Initiatives to tackle South Africa's reading crisis must take the country's realities into account.
Finding time to read to your children can be hard, but there are several ways you can make sure your child gets the most out of time for reading aloud.
Moving away from direct instruction and teaching to the test and towards making sure boys enjoy reading will improve outcomes.
Escape the romance trap with these heroines.
Acutely aware of class inequality and social injustice, Hardy was also a notable advocate of access to Higher Education.
World Book Day is about more than just fancy dress, it's about encouraging a love of reading in children and giving them the chance to be their heroes for the day.
Every year South Africans spend twice as much on chocolate than they do on books
The latest What Kids Are Reading report finds that secondary school students aren't challenging themselves – and it could limit their choices later in life.
Reading something that sows doubt about a widely agreed-upon fact – even the election of George Washington as president – can have a profound effect.