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Bulletin | Volume 51 | No 1, Autumn 2019

Contents

Council Notes

  • Lorraine Hammond: From the President
  • Council News

Special issue: Writing and writing difficulties

  • Tom Nicholson: Introduction to the special issue on writing
  • Peter Westwood: Are we teaching our students to write?
  • Amber Ray & Steve Graham: Effective practices for teaching students who have difficulty with writing
  • Vincent Connelly, Lynsey O’Rourke, & Emma Summer: How being a poor speller can seriously limit your talent as a writer
  • Ros Neilson: Spelling: Enabler or disabler?
  • Karin James & Virginia Berninger: Brain research shows why handwriting should be taught in the computer age
  • Sue Dymock: Yes, spelling should be taught

Book reviews

  • Emma Nahna: Essentials of assessing, preventing, and overcoming reading difficulties, by David Kilpatrick (2015)
  • Kate Munro & Ann Ryan: Equipped for Reading Success, by David Kilpatrick (2016)
  • Jan Roberts: Writing for impact: Teaching students how to write with a plan and spell well, by Tom Nicholson & Sue Dymock (2018)
  • Nathaniel Swain: Writing for impact: Teaching students how to write with a plan and spell well, by Tom Nicholson & Sue Dymock (2018)

Consultant Notes

Ann Ryan: Consultant notes