Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Technology can help literacy

 A series of new reports highlight the importance of children’s motivation and self-confidence when it comes to the development of literacy. Language Curriculum Research Reports

Key findings include:

* A culture of reading and writing in print and digital formats from a young age is important in developing positive attitudes to literacy;
*Children learn language for pragmatic and practical reasons – to communicate with other children, with adults, and to interact with print and digital texts;
*Teachers and early childhood practitioners need to balance enabling and directing in their work with children;
*Reading comprehension is a technical skill that needs to be explicitly taught and supported by oral language work

 Technology can help literacy - Quinn

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