July2016


Assessing vocabulary breadth and depth



Assessing vocabulary breadth and depth

Vocabulary acts as a key component that allows right expression and communication of our thoughts. The knowledge of vocabulary forms the basis of reading comprehension, fluency and knowledge (Anderson & Freebody, 1985). A good vocabulary is something that powers up your reading and writing skills. But, it does not happen overnight, one correct step in […]

Reading Innovation Through Design Thinking



Reading Innovation Through Design Thinking

Imagine yourself to be an illiterate child. Someone who can’t read, let alone write. You are in a class full of children in a similar situation as you. Some of you have textbooks, while the others don’t even have that luxury. Your teacher drones on in a language that you don’t speak, let alone understand. […]

Research Summary of – “A Randomized Evaluation of the Sa Aklat Sisikat Reading Program in the Philippines”



Research Summary of – “A Randomized Evaluation of the Sa Aklat Sisikat Reading Program in the Philippines”

Given below is a summary of the paper “Improving Reading Skills by Encouraging Children to Read in School: A Randomized Evaluation of the Sa Aklat Sisikat Reading Program in the Philippines”.  The researchers, Ama Baafra Abeberese, Todd J. Kumler and Leigh L. Linden, evaluated a 31-day reading program where students were encouraged to read as […]