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September 21

Gail Brown

Early language affects reading and comprehension!

  • 2018-09-21 09:01:44
  • Gail

This post overview some Weblinks, Youtubes and a Ted Talks about the importance of oral language and vocabulary with very young children. One TED talk is by Anne Fernauld,<...

September 17

Gail Brown

Wonderful resource about reading, learning to read!

  • 2018-09-17 09:59:55
  • Gail

As you can see from my other blog posts, as well as today’s, my focus is on reading and understanding what we read. If we don’t understand texts, books, novels and newspapers, then we can’t learn from them. And, also I should be including reading...

September 12

Gail Brown

Eye movements and online reading comprehension

  • 2018-09-12 14:09:10
  • Gail

Recent research is focussing on online reading tasks, with beginning readers. Mostly, the classroom instructional focus of beginning readers (Kindergarten to Grade 2) tends to focus on decoding instruction. So, this post presents conclusions and e...

September 09

Gail Brown

Truly AMAZING Australian Music by Global Ambassadors!

  • 2018-09-09 11:40:17
  • Gail

B2M Mamanta presented some amazing Australian music last night, that reflects their culture in the past, present and positively focusses on the future. B2M are described onl...

September 07

Gail Brown

Australian Reading Hour - coming soon?

  • 2018-09-07 16:11:51
  • Gail

Today, I received an email from The Copyright Agency, one that I regularly receive as I am a member...

This post is about sharing information about reading, and how important it is...

September 06

Gail Brown

Adaptability, change and learning over time…

  • 2018-09-06 07:23:59
  • Gail

Today’s blog post is about showcasing a recent publication by Andrew Martin, from the University of NSW. Much of Andrew’s work is in motivation and se...

September 03

Gail Brown

How important is Background Knowledge for comprehending texts?

  • 2018-09-03 07:39:34
  • Gail

A recent study (Talwar, Tighe & Greenberg, 2018) has focused on the importance of background knowledge for struggling adult readers. This paper is published in The Scientific Studies of...

August 30

Gail Brown