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Bullying and Mental Health
Our latest research-practice Partner event was themed around mental health and well-being. Lucy Bowes discussed some of her work on
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And the Oxford Children’s Word of the Year 2018 is…
Nearly 135,000 stories from 5-13 year-olds across the UK and a huge 56 million words later, the Oxford Children’s Word
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Who are poor comprehenders?
There’s been much discussion recently regarding the “language gap” and the “word gap” — the recognition that there are huge
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Language: The Elephant in the Reading Room
Some children start school with worryingly low levels of oral language.  In this guest post, Maggie Snowling tells us why
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Word Detective: A guide for parents
Word Detective is our nationwide citizen science project for children. Lots of children have already taken part in our quiz,
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Word Detective: A guide for the classroom
Word Detective is our nationwide citizen science project. Many children have already participated, earning their Word Detective certificate. With your help,
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Book Language
The picture shows our research group enjoying some shared reading time at Oxford’s Story Museum. We know that shared reading matters.
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Reading comprehension and vocabulary: what’s the connection?
Primed by an email conversation about the connections between vocabulary and reading comprehension, I’ve dug out a chapter I wrote
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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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