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Bulletin | Volume 53 | No 1, April 2021

Contents

Council Notes

  • Lorraine Hammond: From the President
  • Michael Roberts & Sarah Asome: Council News
  • Olivia Connelly: Vale Susan Howard
  • LDA National Conference, January 2021
  • LDA Awards 2020

Special issue: Comprehension

  • Roslyn Neilson: In this issue of the Bulletin…
  • Anna Desjardins: Speech-to-print and print-to-speech: Two sides of a single coin – let’s not devalue the currency.
  • Jan Wasowicz: A Speech-to-Print approach to teaching reading
  • Roslyn Neilson: Forum on Decodable Readers: Introduction
  • Sue Lloyd and Sara Wernham: The Australian curriculum and the role of decodable readers in systematic synthetic phonics (SSP) programs
  • Katrina Kelso, Anne Whitworth & Suze Leitão: Assessing poor comprehenders – A guide for teachers
  • Nickola Wolf Nelson: Overcoming challenges in developing tests of language comprehension

Book reviews

  • Lyn Stone: The Knowledge Gap: The hidden cause of America’s broken education system – and how to fix it, by Natalie Wexler (2019)
  • Ros Neilson: Robust comprehension instruction with Questioning the Author – 15 years smarter, by Isabel Beck, Margaret McKeown & Cheryl Sandora (2021)

Consultant Notes

Olivia Connelly: Consultant notes