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Journal of Research in Reading

February 2009 Volume 32, Number 1

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Number of articles: 7

  1. From Blog to Bebo and beyond: Text, Risk, Participation

    Victoria Carrington

    This paper broadly explores the notion that text is an artefact that encodes and displays the tensions, resistances, positioning and affinities of its producer and, further, that many of these... More

    pp. 6-21

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  2. Literacy in Virtual Worlds

    Guy Merchant

    Introducing new digital literacies into classroom settings is an important and challenging task, and one that is encouraged by both policy-makers and educators. This paper draws on a case study of ... More

    pp. 38-56

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  3. Literacy Practices in Schome Park: A Virtual Literacy Ethnography

    Julia Gillen

    In this paper I deploy a synthesis of methods I term virtual literacy ethnography to investigate the diverse literacy practices of the project Schome Park. Participants have been engaging over a 15... More

    pp. 57-74

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  4. "You Have to Understand Words...But Not Read Them": Young Children Becoming Readers in a Digital Age

    Rachael Levy

    Given that many young children now enter their early years in education as competent and frequent users of digital technology, this paper examines how this experience influences children's... More

    pp. 75-91

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  5. A Randomised Efficacy Study of Web-Based Synthetic and Analytic Programmes among Disadvantaged Urban Kindergarten Children

    Erin M. Comaskey, Robert S. Savage & Philip Abrami

    This study explores whether two computer-based literacy interventions--a "synthetic phonics" and an "analytic phonics" approach produce qualitatively distinct effects on the early phonological... More

    pp. 92-108

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  6. The Multi-Modal Redesign of School Texts

    Christopher S. Walsh

    Multiliteracies-related research is just emerging from the formal discourse of pedagogical theorising and how it may look in practice needs further exploration. This research, initiated under that ... More

    pp. 126-136

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  7. Computerised Screening for Dyslexia in Adults

    Chris Singleton, Joanna Horne & Fiona Simmons

    Identifying dyslexia in adulthood presents particular challenges because of complicating factors such as acquisition of compensatory strategies, differing degrees of intervention and the problem of... More

    pp. 137-152

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