There must be a better way - The case against the New Zealand Literacy Strategy and some examples of how we can help students who fall by the wayside
Dymock, S. (2017). There must be a better way - The case against the New Zealand Literacy Strategy and some examples of how we can help students who fall by the wayside. Literacy Forum NZ, 32(3), 6–16.
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Literate cultural capital is a phrase used to describe the literacy knowledge and skills children have on school entry (Prochnow, Tunmer & Arrow, 2015; Tunmer & Nicholson, 2011). Literacy knowledge and skills include oral language, vocabulary, an awareness of how books operate, letter name knowledge, letter sound knowledge, phonological awareness, and invented spelling (Prochnow, Tunmer & Arrow, 2015). Children who commence school with a good level of literate cultural capital are advantaged and are more likely to develop age-appropriate reading skills as they progress through school compared to children who commence school with little literate cultural capital.
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