Learning2Read Forum

Learning to Read is a fundamental achievement, ideally mastered by children within their first three years of formal schooling. Left unaddressed, early reading difficulties can lead to persistent reading problems, student disengagement, and early school leaving. In this Forum, Professor Linda Graham (QUT) and her team present a longitudinal analysis that examines the word-level reading trajectories of 118 children, alongside teachers’ reported concerns and types of supports provided through Grades One to Three. Distinguished Professor Anne Castles (Macquarie University Centre for Reading) provides an overview of the science of reading acquisition and the importance of phonemic decoding skills, Dr Heidi Beverine-Curry (The Reading League) shares initiatives and collaborative work taking place in the United States to ensure all students have the opportunity to develop reading competence and a Panel Discussion looks towards future opportunities.

Professor Carol Nicoll, QUT

Welcome to the Learning2Read Forum and launch of the SELB Engaged Learning strand

Professor Linda Graham, QUT
A/Prof Sonia White, QUT
Ms Haley Tancredi, QUT
Professor Pamela Snow, La Trobe
Dr Kathy Cologon, Macquarie Uni

PROVOCATION: Do Students who Exhibit Early Reading Difficulties Receive Timely, Appropriate Support in their Journey Towards Reading Competence?

Professor Anne Castles, Scientific Director, Macquarie University Centre for Reading

KEYNOTE RESPONSE: The science of reading: implications for teaching and assessment

Dr Kate de Bruin, Monash University
Ms Gaenor Dixon, Speech Pathology Australia
The Hon Andrew Giles, Shadow Assistant Minister for Schools
Ms Jenny Peach, QLD Department of Education Reading Hub
Mr Michael Seiler, Bremer State High School

Discussion panel


Start Date: 18/04/2019 [add to calendar]