Wednesday, 14 May 2008

News snippets

Here are some recent news stories on literature and literacy:

A replacement for the Nestle Children's Book Prize is on the cards.
Bookseller, p9, 9 May 2008

Research in the Journal of Archives of Disease in Childhood confirms that children who are read to from an earlier age have better language development.
Guardian, p13, 13 May 2008

An important new Department for Children, Schools and Families funded initiative has been launched to help every child love reading. (England and Wales).
Teachernet, 8 May 2008

Research published by the Institute of Education shows that children who receive Reading Recovery support through the Every Child a Reader (ECaR) programme are getting higher than average results for their age. (England and Wales).
Department for Children, Schools and Families, 9 May 2008

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