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Improving Literacy in Key Stage 2 | EEF

Improving Literacy in Key Stage 2 | EEF Seven recommendations to improve literacy teaching for 7-11 year-olds The EEF’s newly updated guidance report – “Improving Literacy in Key Stage 2”– is complete with brand new visual models and exemplification for teachers and school leaders looking to maximise the impact of literacy provision in their setting. …

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Heavy electronic media use in late childhood linked to lower academic performance

A new article in PLOS ONE reports on an association between heavy television use and poorer reading performance in 8-11 year olds, as well as between heavy computer use and poorer numeracy–the ability to work with numbers. The researchers (Lisa K. Mundy, Louise Canterford, Monsurul Hoq, Timothy Olds, Margarita Moreno-Betancur, Susan Sawyer, Silja Kosola, and …

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