An active approach to research
Eleanor Curtain Publishing takes an active approach to research.
- Ongoing access to the latest academic research, through consultants:
- Using practising teachers as authors such as Jenny Feely and Kerrie Shanahan, both of whom are experienced teachers and authors.
- Trialling materials in schools during manuscript development.
- Piloting new programs in our pilot schools once they’ve been published.
Key research findings
Some of the key research findings that underpin our early literacy publishing:
- Key vocabulary needs to be controlled and introduced systematically.
- High-frequency words should have a high rate of repetition.
- A variety of text types enable the development of a range of reading strategies.
- Text complexity should be carefully sequenced to build reading strategies.
- Phonics and phonemic awareness need to be taught systematically and explicitly.
- Fluency enhances comprehension.
- Reading and writing are linked.
- Assessment should be ongoing and should inform instruction.
For information about the specific application of the latest research findings to our early literacy programs: Flying Start to Literacy, Explorations Strategies for Comprehension for informative texts