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Maths & Literacy

Richard Lamb is an assistant professor of science education measurement at Washington State University and the director of a unique classroom in which all the students and the teacher are ‘wired’ to a computer which actively records their brain functioning.. In one study, Lamb used the brain imaging of teachers and students to evaluate the […]

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Reading Aloud is Important

Two important components of reading comprehension are background knowledge of a wide range of topics and a rich vocabulary. Reading aloud, especially interactive reading aloud, to children is an effective strategy for developing this knowledge and is even more critical for pre-readers and for children who find reading difficult. Wright (2019) suggests that interactive reading […]

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Comprehension Assessment

Comprehension Assessments

Reading comprehension is assessed in different ways. It can be tested individually (as is often the case for diagnostic purposes) or in groups (such as in state or country mandatory testing). Students may be expected to read narrative, informational or informative texts. There may or may not be time constraints or time pressures. In some […]

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Reading to Children Does NOT Teach Them to Read

There have been many claims over the years that by reading to children they will learn to read with minimal assistance.  Similarly, teachers will often recommend to parents that if their child is struggling to learn to read, then they need to spend more time reading to their child. To all those parents who have […]

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Increasing White Matter

The brain consists of approximately 50% of grey matter and 50% of white matter. If you think of the brain as a computer, the grey matter (nerve cells) of our brain is the computer and the white matter is the cables that connect everything together and transmit signals. Recent studies have identified features of the […]

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