Reading Efficiency: The Hidden Hurdle (Part 2)

Reading Efficiency: The Hidden Hurdle (Part 2) (Catch up on Part 1 here) Perceptual Span & Word Recognition A perceptual span is the number of letters a student can perceive and process during a single eye stop (fixation). The perceptual span of beginning readers and of most people who struggle with reading is smaller than the span of efficient readers.  Efficient readers are able to…

Getting to know Eliza Smith

Eliza Smith I completed high school at St Hilda’s ASG last year where I studied ATAR Literature, Politics and Law, Modern History, Drama, and Math Methods and was acknowledged with a certificate of excellence for my Modern History exam. I was honoured to find that my essays from Literature, History and Politics were all included in the 2018 WACE good answers guide. This year I…

Elements of letters to Manuscript to Cursive Script to Individual Style

Elements of Letters to Manuscript to Cursive Script to Individual Style. By Julie Bradley 6/2/13 Revised 12/09/17 I have written this as a guide to teaching lettering or handwriting within a school and the progression I find appropriate.  This is from an eclectic point of view as it is hard to rationalise a style or script without being aware of the many contributing factors. It…