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 June edition of AJLL. The issue comprises a variety of articles that report on national and international literacy research. The first two articles report on research related to the learning and teaching of spelling. In the first article, 'Linguistically informed teaching of Spelling: Toward a Relational Approach', Michele Hinton Herrington and Mary Macken-Horarik suggest that spelling is more often tested than taught, and report on a study which adopted a 'relational approach' to the teaching of spelling. Pre and post-testing of children revealed that there was not only significant improvement in children's spelling but also in their approximations and the ways in which they talked about their spelling. In the second article, 'The development of a spelling assessment tool informed by Triple Word Form Theory', Tessa Daffern, Noella Maree Mackenzie and Brian Hemmings challenge the traditional staged view of spelling development and support evidence for more non-linear models of spelling development. They report on research which presents the Components of Spelling Test (CoST) as a new approach to spelling assessment, which they argue validly and reliably identifies individual differences in specific phonological, orthographic and morphological skills associated with spelling. In the third article, 'Social network sites with learning purposes: Exploring new spaces for literacy and learning in the primary classroom', Patricia Thibaut reports on a study which explored the use of Edmodo in primary classrooms. …

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