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And the children’s word of 2017 is…
Earlier this year, a record breaking 131,798 children from across the country submitted a story to the annual BBC Radio
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Language, Literacy & Learning Conference, Perth 2017
Many thanks to Mandy Nayton and colleagues from Australia’s Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation for organising a fantastic conference.  Three packed days, more than
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BBC 500 Words: Informing research on children’s writing and language
There’s still time to encourage children to enter this year’s BBC 500 Words writing competition.  Find out a little more about the
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Launching the ReadOxford Partnership
Our research depends on partnership — with teachers, schools and other people and organisations committed to understanding literacy and its
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Guest Blog: Letter Position Processing and Learning to Read
With only 26 letters to represent all possible words, it is inevitable that words overlap considerably with each other. The more words that
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Guest Blog: Are sight words unjustly slighted?
What is meant by ‘sight word reading’? It’s a term that seems to mean different things to different people, leading to
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Guest Blog: Paired Associate Learning and Learning to Read
Learning letter-sound associations is one of the first and most important challenges children are faced with when they first learn
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Guest Blog: Learning to Read in Another Language
Nearly a fifth of England’s primary school population is made up of children who have English as an Additional Language
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Book Review: Reading Development and Teaching
When I heard that Morag Stuart and Rhona Stainthorp were writing a book about reading development and teaching, I immediately
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A Day in the Life of a ReadOxford Researcher
I’m very lucky because no two days are alike in my job. I work as a Graduate Research Assistant in the
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