Academic journal article Australian Journal of Language and Literacy

Editorial

Academic journal article Australian Journal of Language and Literacy

Editorial

Article excerpt

Welcome to the February edition of AJLL. In this edition we present a variety of national and international articles that present research concerned with the development of early literacy, digital literacies and academic literacies.

Keith Greaney and Alison Arrow in 'Phonological-based assessment and teaching within a first year reading program in New Zealand' report on the implementation of a phonological-based skills and strategies reading intervention. The study highlighted the importance of early phonological-based assessments particularly for literacy learners considered at risk. In 'ABRACADABRA for magic under which conditions? Case studies of a web-based literacy intervention in the Northern Territory', Helen Harper, Janet Helmer, Tess Lea, Kalotina Chalkiti, Susan Emmett and Jennifer Wolgemuth report on web-based program designed to support early literacy that was implemented in four Northern Australian primary schools with high Indigenous enrolments. The study highlighted a number of implications for the implementation of educational interventions in remote and cross-cultural settings.

In 'Word identification, metacognitive knowledge, motivation and reading comprehension: An Australian study of Grade 3 and 4 pupils', Christine van Kraayenoord, Andrea Beinicke, Matthias Schlagmuller and Wolfgang Schneider report on a study which examined performance in metacognitive knowledge, motivation, word identification and reading comprehension of 139 Grade 3 and 4 Australian students. …

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