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by chew8
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Reading Ape blog
Replies: 2
Views: 372

The Reading Ape blog

This is interesting: https://www.thereadingape.com/single-post/controlling-the-text-the-dilemma-of-decodable-texts One thing to bear in mind is that there is not a simple two-way choice between (a) controlled-books-with-no-guessing and (b) non-controlled-books-with-guessing. There is also a (c) whic...
by chew8
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Podcast - Emily Hanford interviewed by Greg Ashman
Replies: 0
Views: 878

Podcast - Emily Hanford interviewed by Greg Ashman

It's worth spending the 70 minutes or so it takes to listen to this:

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-fvjgw-ed2981

Jenny.
by chew8
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 50
Views: 55441

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

As has been stated several times in this thread, 5 of the 7 contributors to Reading the Evidence... mention the 2006 Torgerson, Brooks and Hall meta-analysis, and all 5 accept its conclusion that there is no definitive evidence showing that synthetic phonics is more effective than analytic phonics. ...
by chew8
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spelling
Replies: 1
Views: 1749

Re: Spelling

Something is puzzling me about a document I've seen: https://linguisticphonics.wordpress.com/phonics-from-eyfs-y6/ You need to scroll down to scroll down to the link to ‘Spelling – Year 3 and 4 National Curriculum Word List’ and the equivalent for Years 5-6. What puzzles me is that in some cases, th...
by chew8
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spelling
Replies: 1
Views: 1749

Spelling

I’ve recently watched this presentation on spelling by Tarjinder Gill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chmKA8VzGCY She talks very fast, and I had to listen to some sections several times in order to get a clearer idea of what she was saying. I liked some of it, but also felt there were some inaccura...
by chew8
Sat May 23, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Another excellent blogspot from Pamela Snow
Replies: 1
Views: 1722

Another excellent blogspot from Pamela Snow

Very wise words from Pam Snow, as usual:

https://pamelasnow.blogspot.com/2020/05 ... 4366168595

Jenny C.
by chew8
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 50
Views: 55441

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

This is an interesting article about children's performance in the Phonics Screening Check and their later performance in the Key Stage 1 assessment and PIRLS:

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/ful ... berj.3559

Jenny C.
by chew8
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Synthetic Phonics in Trinidad and Tobago
Replies: 2
Views: 3603

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: 3603

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: 3388

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: 4105

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: 50
Views: 55441

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: 50
Views: 55441

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.