Media Mentions: 10 February 2024

Dr Jennifer Buckingham OAM is quoted in The Canberra Times article ‘ACT schools are switching to decodable reading books. Here’s why it matters’, published on 10 February 2024.

She comments, “What used to be known as levelled readers really encourage children to use looking at pictures or trying to remember words on sight or all kinds of other clues to try and work out how to read the book, whereas decodable books are very much designed to set up that reading habit of decoding using their knowledge of the alphabetic principle and letter-sound combinations.”

Read the full article here [paywall] or view the PDF here.

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