by David KinnaneWithout Google or Wikipedia, can you name all the members of the Jackson 5?Everyone knows Michael. Most of us over the age of 35 know Jermaine. After a bit of effort, some of us will remember Tito and Marlon. But there’s another one: the member I almost always forget at trivia nights.*Much the same happens when it comes to naming the five, Read more
Learning Links’ vision is a community where disadvantage and difficulties learning are no longer a barrier to a fulfilling life. The ‘Reading For Life Program’ is an evidence based program designed to target children in years 3-5 who are struggling and falling behind in their literacy development.Campbelltown Catholic Club is proud to partner with Learning Links by providing Read more
Margaret Kristin Merga, Murdoch University and Saiyidi Mat Roni, Edith Cowan University. There is a common perception that children are more likely to read if it is on a device such as an iPad or Kindles. But new research shows that this is not necessarily the case.In a study of children in Year 4 and 6, those who had regular access to devices with eReading Read more
It may feel hard to find 20 minutes each day to read with your child, but the cost of not doing this is far too great. Children who read for just 20 minutes per day see 1.8 million words each year and have scores on standardised tests in the 90th percentile (because they have experienced so many words!). Compare this with the child who is reading for just 1 minute per day, they only see 8000 Read more
Kevin Wheldall, Macquarie UniversityChildren who do not learn to read in the first few years of schooling are typically destined to a school career of educational failure, because reading underpins almost all Read more
NAPLAN results have now been sent home from schools across Australia. There may be celebrations in your home or some cause for concern. There have been reports around dropping and stagnant national standards in literacy and numeracy and no doubt this will continue, but for now your focus is just on the envelope from school your child has brought home … Overall Results – there are Read more
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