Season 1, Episode 13: The Matthew Effect and Literacy Development in Children
In our last episode, we went deep into the Peter Effect and the importance of knowledge for educators. In this episode, we look at the Matthew Effect as it pertains to reading development in children.
What is the Matthew Effect? The Matthew Effect refers to the idea that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
Tune in as we apply the Matthew Effect to the education community. We’ll explore what it means for literacy and dyslexia and ways we can combat the Matthew Effect in our classrooms and our homes.
Stick around until the end for a listener question about strategies for students who can decode well, their fluency is great, but they do not appear to be comprehending what they read.
Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
Aaron Slater, Illustrator by Andrea Beaty (from The Questioneers series)
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