We are excited to have a new journal club at the IoE, University of Reading, dedicated to language and literacy development and difficulties. Once a month, we’ll read a recent journal article and discuss it over coffee (and hopefully doughnuts). Members of our journal club will be IoE academic staff and postgraduate research students interested in this area. Our first meeting was in November 2018 and we hope to post summaries of our discussions here. Watch this space!
Papers we have read so-far:
Puglisi, M. L., Hulme, C., Hamilton, L. G., & Snowling, M. J. (2017). The home literacy environment is a correlate, but perhaps not a cause, of variations in children’s language and literacy development. Scientific Studies of Reading, 21(6), 498-514.
van Bergen, E., Snowling, M. J., de Zeeuw, E. L., van Beijsterveldt, C. E., Dolan, C. V., & Boomsma, D. I. (2018). Why do children read more? The influence of reading ability on voluntary reading practices. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 59(11), 1205-1214.