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 October edition of AJLL. The issue comprises a variety of articles that report on literacy research nationally and internationally.

The first three articles focus on research around reading. In the first article, 'Making connections: The nature and occurrence of links in literacy teaching and learning', Judy Parr and Stuart McNaughton revisit important links between reading and writing and present and discuss the empirical application of a framework for analysing the nature of the links that teachers make in reading and writing learning experiences. In the second article, 'The Role of Semiotic Resource Complexes in Emergent Multimodal Reading Processes: Insights From a Young Student's Reading of a Comic Book', Jason Ranker examines how a young child makes meaning as they engage with a multimodal comic book text and discusses pedagogical implications for the role teachers might play in this process. The third article, 'Are Western Australian adolescents keen book readers?' by Margaret Merga returns to traditional print texts and reports on a study which investigated the reading habits of 520 adolescents in Western Australia finding that 'book' reading was not high on the agenda for these students, particularly boys. In the next article, 'Children's Emotions and Multimodal Appraisal of Places: Walking with the Camera', by Kathy Mills, Len Unsworth, Alberto Bellocchi, Ji Yong Park and Stephen Ritchie we return to ideas around multimodality. …

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