20,000 children wrote about their experience during lockdown. Here’s what we learned.

Thank you to Shane Hill (Storyathon) for contributing to this article. Data from Oxford University Press in partnership with Storyathon, the largest story-writing event in Australia, reveals the impact COVID-19 has had on children’s vocabulary in Term 2 with students responding to the theme: ‘A Different World – Living in lockdown’. Words used in students’ stories […]

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Celebrating Australian Reading Hour with a short history of forbidden reading

An extract from Reading: A Very Short Introduction by Belinda Jack Censorship, book burnings, and secret reading highlight the relationship between reading and power, and hence the relationship between limiting access to reading and political control. But from the very beginning there have been dissidents who refused to give up the intellectual freedom provided by […]

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