Is handwriting the key to improved literacy skills?

Description

The study examined the influence of handwriting automaticity in the writing and reading performance of Year 1 students, both concurrently and across time; and the associations between students’ writing and reading performance, and writing instruction.

Results of the study conclude that handwriting fluency could be used to predict writing quality and reading skills a year later.

The study was conducted by Dr Anabela Malpique of Murdoch University and Associate Professor Deborah Pino‑Pasternak of University of Canberra; and involved 154 students and 24 teachers at seven Perth schools.

Link:

https://www.educationmattersmag.com.au/is-handwriting-the-key-to-improving-literacy-skills/

Subject

Literacy

Period3 Mar 2020

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • TitleIs handwriting the key to improved literacy skills?
    Media name/outletEducation Matters Magazine
    CountryAustralia
    Date3/03/20
    PersonsDeborah Pino Pasternak