In this edition, we continue our focus on phonics, with an explainer from Kevin Wheldall, Pamela Snow and Linda Graham; a discussion of why the digital age makes phonics more important than ever from Tom Nicholson; and a reflection by Anne Glennie on converting from phonics-phobic to phonics fanatic. We also have several articles on reading comprehension – James Murphy gives seven steps to improving comprehension, and John Kenny outlines the importance of vocabulary. In our Q&A this issue, Kevin Wheldall speaks with reading expert Linda Siegel.
Editorial: Achieving educational excellence in Australian schools: Kevin Wheldall and Robyn Wheldall
What we’ve been reading: Nomanis editorial team
What’s age got to do with reading?: Kevin Wheldall, Molly de Lemos and Craig Wright
Code-teaching or code-breaking?: Dianne Murphy
Explainer: Phonics is not a method of reading, it is a method of learning how to read: Kevin Wheldall, Pamela Snow and Linda Graham
In support of phonics: Kathy Rastle
Q&A with Linda Siegel: Kevin Wheldall
Seven steps to improving reading comprehension: James Murphy
Requiem for a straw man: James Murphy
Some thoughts on the teaching of reading: Bob Sweet
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