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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: 43
Views: 11101

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: 9
Views: 1182

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: 423

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: 9
Views: 1182

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: 43
Views: 11101

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: 43
Views: 11101

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...
by chew8
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 43
Views: 11101

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

In my earlier post on the Clark-Glazzard survey I didn’t mention the following comment from one respondent: ‘Our children who were reading for meaning would try to make sense of the nonsense word on the test and therefore failed the test’. This sort of complaint has been quite common, but I found no...
by chew8
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 43
Views: 11101

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

This has now appeared: https://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/nursery-world/news/1165809/focus-on-phonics-criticised-in-new-survey?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter If the Phonics Screening Check causes stress for children, surely the fault lies with the way that teachers are administering it rather tha...
by chew8
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2018 Phonics Screening Check results
Replies: 1
Views: 300

2018 Phonics Screening Check results

These results have just been announced:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... gland-2018

Jenny C.
by chew8
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics debate in Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 1182

Re: Phonics debate in Australia

This article has now appeared:

https://amp.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/foc ... ssion=true

Jenny C.
by chew8
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics debate in Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 1182

Re: Phonics debate in Australia

Someone has now given the following link on Twitter:

http://howtoteachreading.org.uk/the-pho ... -in-irony/

The piece is a real tour de force - both funny and very hard-hitting.

Jenny C.
by chew8
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics debate in Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 1182

Re: Phonics debate in Australia

For those not on Twitter, dozens of Twitter comments can be seen here:

https://twitter.com/hashtag/phonicsdeba ... =refgoogle

Jenny C.
by chew8
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics debate in Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 1182

Re: Phonics debate in Australia