Literacy Articles

Who is Generation Alpha?

Who is Generation Alpha?

Who is Generation Alpha? Anyone born between 2010 and 2025 is considered Gen Alpha. And what shall we expect of Generation Alpha? Are they going to be even more technology-oriented than their millennial parents and generation Z? With many of them...

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Insight Tonight

Just watching 'Insight' tonight, where they show again a program from last year, that has clearly evoked many emotions. What astounded me most was the statistic that showed a staggering 44 % of Australian adults not able to reach a literacy level...

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The Benefits of Reading an ‘Actual’ Book

I have found this article below interesting: DID you know: that only 6 minutes of reading reduces stress by 68%? (well, I am sure that depends on the type of literature too) that individuals who read have 2.5 times less likelihood of developing...

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I Suck at Poems

Well, that's what my 14-year old client told me today and I wrote these words down vertically for him to give me an acrostic poem: P.S. An acrostic poem is a type of poetry where the first, last or other letters in a line spell out a particular...

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Invented Spelling

Have you ever heard of Invented Spelling? You may have seen it in your child's writing, like I did, when my dyslexic boy was in Year 1, 2, 3 .... I used to cringe, when I looked at Keanu's very brief essay, spelling 'finx' (instead of 'thinks')...

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Dyslexia and the Zipf Mystery

And what has Zipf's Law to do with Dyslexia? For one thing: I have noticed that the 100 most frequent words contain 95 non-picture words/trigger words as we call them. Words such as: the, be (forms of to be), to, of, and, a, in, that, have, I, it,...

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What c-h-a-n-g-e ???

What c-h-a-n-g-e ???

I was interested in reading an article in Sunday's Sydney Telegraph about the new magical approach in getting Australia's dismal Literacy and Numeracy results up into the 'Finnish range' (as in Finland being one of the top countries for literacy)....

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