Despite recent progress in reading achievement among children in primary grades, many children are not moving beyond basic decoding skills to ﬂuency and comprehension as they go on to higher grades, where such skills become increasingly important. To address this problem, many policymakers are identifying reading coaches—master teachers who oﬀer on-site and ongo
Our hire car’s headlights briefly illuminate a sign by the roadside.
From the top it reads Ungarie 42, Condobolin 105, Lake Cargelligo
115. A smile creeps across Neale Daniher’s face. ‘When we see the name
Ungarie we know we’re almost home.’ The outskirts of West Wyalong
disappear as the last rays of sunshine fade. It is May 2008. We are in
southern New South Wales, 550 kilometres from Sydney and around
600 from Melbourne.
She burst into my office, her cheesy grin a ray of sunshine on a cold, dark, rainy
winter’s afternoon. “Detective, er … Um?” she said looking at the name plate on the frosted glass door panel. I fumbled as I stood from where I had been dozing at my desk, trying without success to keep my brain from going blank, rows of Zs stretching across my computer screen where my finger had come to rest. “The name’s Ulm,”