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