| Business School Assignment Attachments | 2012-2013 | | MSc Management with Marketing - Marketing Communications | Level M | | Can Read, Won’t Read | | | ARTICLE 1. AUTHORS HELP TACKLE 'CAN READ WON'T READ CULTURE'By Judith Burns, BBC News, 22 May 2012 Some 40% of English children say they enjoy reading while 60% can read but won't read for fun A top children's author is calling for young children in England to be given automatic library membership to tackle the "can read won't read" culture. Schools minister Nick Gibb invited leading children's authors to advise on ways to make books come alive. The government is worried that almost two-thirds of English children say they do not enjoy reading. The writer Michael Rosen told BBC Radio 4 he blamed an over-emphasis on the teaching of phonics in schools. Mr Rosen said the government's favoured system of synthetic phonics was a good way of breaking down single words but did not necessarily promote reading. 'Phonics is a necessity' "We've got in place a system in which children can decode words but there's no indication they can read for meaning. If you can read for meaning ... you will want to go on reading because you find it useful." Both Mr Gibb and Mr Rosen mentioned the meeting in interviews for the series Reading Between the Lines which starts on Tuesday on BBC Radio 4.A spokesman for the Department of Education confirmed officials were exploring the authors' ideas. The series investigates English children's poor performance in reading in comparative international studies. It focuses in particular on the most recent figures from the international reading and literacy study which found that only 40% of English children were keen readers as opposed to 64% of Italians.'Can read, won't read' But Mr Gibb claimed some children would slip through the net and not learn to read unless synthetic phonics was taught first and fast during the early years of primary school. However, he also told the programme's presenter, the author Michael Morpurgo, he was concerned that so many children can read but won't read. "Phonics is a necessity but not a sufficient condition of being a reader. We are very keen as a government to get children to love reading for pleasure." He said changes to the national curriculum to give time for children to have stories read to them and to learn poems and passages off by heart were being introduced. In particular, his policy staff were investigating Mr Rosen's the idea of giving every five-year-old a local library card. "One of his ideas is for every child. When they start school, they will be issued with a library ticket from the local library and a map of how to get there and then school visits as well," said Mr Gibb. The minister was also questioned about the wisdom of the government's phonics check on every five to six-year-old in England which is due to take place for the first time next month. Critics of the policy have said it risks branding around a third of children failures at the very start of their school careers. ARTICLE 2. 4M CHILDREN IN UK DO NOT OWN A SINGLE BOOK, STUDY FINDSBy Andy Bloxham, The Telegraph, 5 Dec 2011Almost 4 million UK children do not own a book, research suggests. The latest report by the National Literacy Trust discloses that one in three does not have a book of their own. The number has increased from seven years ago, the last time the poll was conducted, when it stood at one in 10 youngsters, meaning the number of children without books has triped. The latest survey, which was based on a survey of 18,000 children aged between eight and 16, shows that boys are more likely to be without books than girls. The researchers also found that children who are eligible for free school meals - a measure of poverty - are less likely to own a book than their more wealthy peers. The findings show that children who own books are more likely to perform better at school. Children who do not own a book are almost three times
today’s word, many studies have been done on people who are having trouble reading or learning. There could be many reasons why this person is having a hard time picking up a certain lesson in school or in general. One learning disability that I learned about is called Dyslexia. Dyslexia is a developmental reading disorder; it’s a reading disability that occurs when the brain does not properly recognize and process certain symbols. So imagine you’re reading a menu in a restaurant and can’t understand…
invention shape the world around us so much that people do not even realize it. The Industrial Revolution was not the cost of society because of child labor (Reading# 11, children were beaten, Education was a challenge to population (Reading #13), and families moved from unban to rural areas (Reading #10), (Reading #19). There were many Benefits and changes in the Industrial Revolution, but there were many disadvantages that changed the way people live today.
When the revolution…
child’s mind. Most of us engage in such mind reading all the time. Without it, we would be “mind blind,” unaware of other people’s mental existence, existence of thoughts, emotion, intentions, knowledge, and memories (Baron-Cohen, 1997, para. 2).
“Mind blind” is another name for a cognitive disorder mostly common in people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Autism starts early in childhood, within the first three years of a person’s life. Children and adults who suffer from Autism are unable…
there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened.”
− John M. Richardson, Jr.
This quote is something one can see throughout Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. There are multiple characters that fit these descriptions but three main characters that fit it perfectly. Beatty the fire house captain lets it happen, Montag makes it happen, and Mildred wonders what happened. It is really sad to think that some people just leave their future…
conducted on literacy development in children is rapidly providing tools that will serve as a foundation for daily practices. With the help of the ongoing research being conducted in this article the question still remains, what should young children be doing and learning before they go to kindergarten? These real life questions seem to have multiple options but no absolutely correct answers, which are needed in providing the essentials for early literacy in children.
Nowadays there are numerous terms…
develop early reading and how should phonics be taught?
The most important skill any child can leave primary school with is the ability to read independently and effectively for meaning.’ (DFE National Literacy Strategy)
Reading has become an integral part of our lives; within the world we live in today we rely heavily on information and environmental text. It is important that from an early age Children are immersed in books everyday. With parents reading short stories to there children daily it…
The Major Causes of Dyslexia in Children!
Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects children in various ways: lost of hearing, the ability to speak, and the difficult of reading and writing. This is the most common learning disorder in children and persists throughout life.
There are a number of different theories about the causes of dyslexia, which everyone agrees that it is a genetic condition that changes how the brain deals with information. (Kraft 2010). Dyslexia is…
illiterate often struggle with their careers, raising families, and sometimes struggle to survive. Many children are born into poverty and may lack learning resources that more privileged households have such as computers and the internet. Educational opportunities like pre-schooling and professional learning centers are often unavailable to families lacking the necessary funds. These children will more than likely follow in their parents’ footsteps of poverty because of their illiteracy. Through…
Subject Code & Title: EPT126 – Becoming a Teacher 1
Assessment Title: Reading Aloud for Learning
Submission Date: 4/5/2015
Length: 1442 words
Statement of Authenticity: I declare that the work within this assignment is my own, that it
has not been submitted previously and that I acknowledge the ideas of others throughout.
Reading Aloud for Learning
1. Planning to Read Aloud
Real World Issue
The children’s text ‘Where the Forest Meets the Sea’…
‘Books are NOT dead’
Books are definitely not dead. Have you ever thought about the imagination you can achieve from reading books? Especially for children, they can enjoy imagining things as part of their childhood.
Referring to books as ‘dead’ has been incorrectly used. Books are not dead as they are full of adventures, suspicious characters, thrilling adventure, and much more. Books provide us a wider range of knowledge that helps us interact in reality. Books give us ideas with what we can…