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by chew8
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Synthetic Phonics in Trinidad and Tobago
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Synthetic Phonics in Trinidad and Tobago

Thanks, Elizabeth. Do you know how the evaluation will be done in 2020? Let us know the outcome.

Jenny C.
by chew8
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Synthetic Phonics in Trinidad and Tobago
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Synthetic Phonics in Trinidad and Tobago

Thanks, Elizabeth. Do you know how the evaluation will be done in 2020? Let us know the outcome.

Jenny C.
by chew8
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Excellent blogpost by Pamela Snow
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Excellent blogpost by Pamela Snow

Great response to Misty Adoniou - both accurate and witty:

https://pamelasnow.blogspot.com/2019/11 ... words.html

Jenny C.
by chew8
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Eton master who wants pupils to learn very slowly
Replies: 1
Views: 1191

Re: Eton master who wants pupils to learn very slowly

Interesting. I also found this 2012 article on this same Eton teacher in the Telegraph : https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/9630771/Why-pushy-parents-fail-to-make-the-grade-in-education.html This kind of 'slow education' surely depends a lot on the quality of the teacher. Secondary-school teacher...
by chew8
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 46
Views: 27509

Re: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)

One of the contributors to the Reading the Evidence book was Paul Gardner. He has recently (15 July 2019) published a blog on the Phonics Screening Check: https://www.aare.edu.au/blog/?p=4213 Jennifer Buckingham has produced a response pointing out a number of inaccuracies in what Gardner has writte...
by chew8
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 46
Views: 27509

Re: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)

A new article by Kevin Wheldall and colleagues has appeared:

https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/T5ut ... 9.1635500

This is relevant in view of the criticism of the Phonics Screening Check expressed in the Clark book and elsewhere.

Jenny C.
by chew8
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics debate in Australia
Replies: 10
Views: 5024

Re: Phonics debate in Australia

by chew8
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Ruth Miskin, CBE
Replies: 0
Views: 2048

Ruth Miskin, CBE

Warm congratulations to Ruth Miskin, who has been made a CBE in the New Year's Honours list.

Jenny C.
by chew8
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 46
Views: 27509

Re: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)

There are more articles from Margaret Clark: https://ukla.org/news/story/margaret-m-clark-obe-debates-the-phonics-screening-test-and-the-evidence-be?platform=hootsuite These come close in time to the publication of data showing a narrowing of the end-of-Key-Stage-2 performance gap between advantaged...
by chew8
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 46
Views: 27509

Re: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)

I said I'd give publication details for the article by Prof. Anne Castles and others which had been accepted by the Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties. It has now been published, but most people will probably have to pay to access it in that form. Prof. Castles has kindly provided a link to...
by chew8
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics debate in Australia
Replies: 10
Views: 5024

Re: Phonics debate in Australia

Another great news story from Australia: https://www.smh.com.au/education/i-felt-terrible-why-parents-are-blamed-when-their-child-can-t-read-20181123-p50hyo.html It's heart-warming that an academic with the research credentials of Prof.Anne Castles gets involved with the nitty-gritty like this. Jenn...
by chew8
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 20 years of phonics developments in England
Replies: 1
Views: 1856

Re: 20 years of phonics developments in England

That article has now been revised for a largely Australian readership and has been published on line in the Nomanis magazine - see p. 16: https://indd.adobe.com/view/8e45ae95-ed06-419b-b1bb-69c7c54a14b8 It's relevant for Australia, as attempts are also being made there to raise the profile of phonic...
by chew8
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics debate in Australia
Replies: 10
Views: 5024

Re: Phonics debate in Australia

The following was a recent article in the Australian publication The Conversation : https://theconversation.com/what-are-decodable-readers-and-do-they-work-106067?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton A response was signed by 96 people, including a few from the UK. Greg Ashman has given a link...
by chew8
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 46
Views: 27509

Re: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)

I'm adding these links here because of the Australian connection - I'll let them speak for themselves:

https://theconversation.com/what-are-de ... tterbutton

pamelasnow.blogspot.com

Jenny C.
by chew8
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 46
Views: 27509

Re: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)

An argument commonly used against the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check (e.g. in the recent survey conducted by Clark and Glazzard) is that good readers are disadvantaged because they are so used to reading for meaning that they read the non-words as real words. This argument is challenged by Prof. Ann...