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by LGP
Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Adult student
Replies: 4
Views: 2405

Re: Adult student

That's good, we're doing those and I can see why nonsense words takes the pressure off the learner.
by LGP
Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A review of 'The Dyslexia Debate'
Replies: 3
Views: 1590

Re: A review of 'The Dyslexia Debate'

I missed the live screening unfortunately. Is it published online yet does anyone know?
thanks
by LGP
Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Adult student
Replies: 4
Views: 2405

Re: Adult student

Thank you Joan, that's very reassuring. I trained with Sounds-Write and I've got a small amount of adult resources but I'll take a look at the MRI books you mentioned. We had the first lesson this week and I learnt a lot! eg. their pronunciation was sometimes poor prior to blending but then fine whe...
by LGP
Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Michael Rosen webchat wednesday 2nd Sept
Replies: 17
Views: 5714

Re: Michael Rosen webchat wednesday 2nd Sept

Hi New Statesman! I'm a mum-turned-tutor of synthetic phonics, and yes - teaching your own child is a different kettle of fish! I think there's quite a few parents on here so you'll see posts from us at times. I didn't know the theory at all so I did the Sounds-Write training and use those materials...
by LGP
Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Adult student
Replies: 4
Views: 2405

Adult student

Hi. I've been wanting to start teaching adult struggling readers for a while and have just started with one today :grin: . Her daughter is struggling with reading at school a bit and she wants to help her (unfortunately I don't have space for her daughter at the moment due to school hours and no fre...
by LGP
Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics Check
Replies: 13
Views: 3743

Re: Phonics Check

First response from Head of School Improvement at Islington - submit FOI request! We'll dig a bit deeper to see why but will submit one anyway.
by LGP
Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Information for parents/governors
Replies: 4
Views: 2306

Re: Information for parents/governors

Thanks Kestrel - I'll get to work on distilling that info.
by LGP
Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics Check
Replies: 13
Views: 3743

Re: Phonics Check

Hi Papermover - I tried Islington because I have a contact who works there and found out that it was the Head of School Improvement who holds the PSC data for the Borough so he could email them direct. Fingers crossed. Then I'm going to try my local borough. Would be interesting to see any individua...
by LGP
Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Information for parents/governors
Replies: 4
Views: 2306

Information for parents/governors

Hi. I'm hoping to persuade the "there's still a place of whole-word teaching" head of my son's school to get his staff trained in proper phonics - I know, I know, it's not going to work but.. I'd like to collate a small file of up-to-date, relevant: data, policy (with dates), research, quotes etc so...
by LGP
Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics Check
Replies: 13
Views: 3743

Re: Phonics Check

Hi. Going back to my original post about PSC scores and useful data: (% scores, KS2 scores (in the future I know, as I read Jennifer Chew's comment about PSC kids now being in year 4), % FSM, % SEN, phonics programme/framework used) If this is potentially useful data for RRF, how difficult is it to ...
by LGP
Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Slow processing?
Replies: 2
Views: 2106

Re: Slow processing?

Thank you Maizie - that's really helpful. RRF to the rescue - again!
by LGP
Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Slow processing?
Replies: 2
Views: 2106

Slow processing?

Hi - I'm a parent-turned-SP tutor. I've just assessed a Y2 boy (using Sounds-Write and Burt reading age materials) at the request of his mother - she is friends with the mother of another child I tutor. He scored really well on decoding, non-words and code knowledge and got an age appropriate score ...
by LGP
Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: IFERI New International organisation for reading instruction
Replies: 6
Views: 4902

Re: IFERI New International organisation for reading instruction

Great to see this up and running Debbie et al. I've registered as a parent supporter.
by LGP
Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics Check
Replies: 13
Views: 3743

Phonics Check

First of all, for those not on Twitter, thank you for an excellent conference. Really interesting and useful, and great to meet some of my phonics heroes :grin: Does anyone know, are the DfE (or anyone else) doing analysis of phonics check down to individual school level of the 611 high scoring scho...
by LGP
Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Other difficulties
Replies: 4
Views: 2591

Re: Other difficulties

Update: the parents went to GP and have an OT referral for the local hospital. Meanwhile she's really getting the hang of SP and tackling more correspondences and longer words :grin: