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. The issue comprises a variety of articles that report on national and international literacy research. The first paper, 'Classroom assessment and picture books--strategies for assessing how students interpret multimodal texts', by Jon Callow presents findings from a study investigating assessment strategies for primary students in their comprehension of visual and written text in picture books. The second paper, 'How less-skilled adult readers experience word-reading', by Janet McHardy, Helen Wildly and Elaine Chapman, reports on a study which used narrative inquiry to understand the experiences of 36 less-skilled adult readers in Western Australia and New Zealand as they attempted to read words. Findings suggest the need for specific professional learning for adult-reading teachers on how to diagnose and effectively address word-reading difficulties. The third paper, 'Gesture as transduction of characterisation in children's literature animation adaptation', by Thu Ngo, discusses the role of gesture in the characterisation of Coraline, the central character in a stop-motion animation adaptation of the novel with this name. …

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