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13 leading associations join together to advocate for the power and pleasure of literature in the development of literacy We all love a good story! Stories enable us to envision alternative possibilities and different ways of knowing, doing, being and becoming. It is well established that literature nurtures empathy and helps us understand ourselves and […]

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This is the second guest post from our 2021 Reading Australia Fellow, Edwina West. Here she turns her attention to the reading habits of young Australians.

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In this article, 2021 Reading Australia Fellow Edwina West explains why aliteracy research matters and how we might reverse a worrying trend.

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Congratulations to Edwina West of Oakhill College, who has been awarded the $15,000 Fellowship for her project to combat aliteracy!

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An update on the state of Reading Australia today, as it approaches 22,000 subscribers and over 230 resources.

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There’s just one more month to apply for the Reading Australia Fellowship for Teachers of English and Literacy!

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This has been a record year for Reading Australia: not only did our community surpass 20,000 subscribers, but we also published 35 resources in the last 12 months (compared with 21 resources the year before). As our final news post for the year, we’ve gathered here all 35 resources – 15 for primary teachers and […]

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Karen Yager, a teacher with more than 25 years’ experience, has been awarded the 2020 Reading Australia Fellowship for Teachers of English and Literacy.  The Reading Australia Fellowship provides $15,000 to a leading English and/or literacy teacher to undertake a career-enhancing research project that will benefit the successful Fellow as well as the education sector. Karen […]

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The Reading Australia team are delighted to announce that next year we will publish ten units of work for secondary school and 20 units for primary school. This is in addition to the resources already available on our website, including 78 primary units and 120 secondary units. Click the book covers below to read more about each […]

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We are thrilled that Ursula Dubosarsky has been named the new Australian Children’s Laureate for 2020–21. Ursula is the author of over 60 books for children, including novels, picture and illustrated books, non-fiction books and a play. Three of her books have been adapted into plays, and many of her titles have won or been […]

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