Science of Reading: The Podcast

S3-10. Deconstructing the Rope: Language structures with Kate Cain

May 19, 2021 Amplify Education Season 3 Episode 10
Science of Reading: The Podcast
S3-10. Deconstructing the Rope: Language structures with Kate Cain
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Science of Reading: The Podcast
S3-10. Deconstructing the Rope: Language structures with Kate Cain
May 19, 2021 Season 3 Episode 10
Amplify Education

Join Kate Cain, professor of language and literacy at Lancaster University, as she unwinds language structures, a strand of Scarborough’s Reading Rope. In the latest episode of our Deconstructing the Rope series, Kate explores language structures in the simple view of reading and explains its connections across reading comprehension in literacy development. She also highlights the reciprocal relationship between books and conversation and underscores the importance of reading aloud to children from a young age to develop their vocabulary and semantics. 

Quotes:

“Simply knowing the individual word meanings and the word order alone is not going to be sufficient to have accurate sentence comprehension.”

“The language of books is different from the language of conversation.”

References:

Professor Kate Cain’s Publications Site

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Show Notes

Join Kate Cain, professor of language and literacy at Lancaster University, as she unwinds language structures, a strand of Scarborough’s Reading Rope. In the latest episode of our Deconstructing the Rope series, Kate explores language structures in the simple view of reading and explains its connections across reading comprehension in literacy development. She also highlights the reciprocal relationship between books and conversation and underscores the importance of reading aloud to children from a young age to develop their vocabulary and semantics. 

Quotes:

“Simply knowing the individual word meanings and the word order alone is not going to be sufficient to have accurate sentence comprehension.”

“The language of books is different from the language of conversation.”

References:

Professor Kate Cain’s Publications Site

Want to discuss the episode? Join our Facebook group Science of Reading: The Community.