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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: 38
Views: 8802

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: 65

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: 7
Views: 573

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: 7
Views: 573

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: 7
Views: 573

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: 7
Views: 573

Re: Phonics debate in Australia

by chew8
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics debate in Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: Phonics debate in Australia

Oh dear - I wanted to watch the debate again but am now getting the message that the video has been removed by the user. I'll see if I can find another route to it.

Jenny C.``
by chew8
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics debate in Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Phonics debate in Australia

This debate took place today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRE2OKL6EtY&app=desktop The preliminaries go on for about 45 minutes before the debate itself starts. The three speaking in favour of systematic synthetic phonics do an excellent job. I think the first questioner from the floor is right t...
by chew8
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 38
Views: 8802

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

Thanks for the Share extracts, maizie - he's always very good value. There’s also this 1990 article by Wimmer and Hummer: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/applied-psycholinguisticsarticle/how-germanspeaking-first-graders-read-and-spell-doubts-on-the-importance-of-the-logographic-stage/49B5D90...
by chew8
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 38
Views: 8802

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

I’m adding to this thread because I've just revisited a 1999 article by Henrietta Dombey, a contributor to Reading the Evidence . The article was in Literacy Today : Uta Frith has shown us that children go about the business of identifying new words in fundamentally different ways as they go through...
by chew8
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Synthetic and analytic phonics
Replies: 0
Views: 596

Synthetic and analytic phonics

Prof. Rhona Johnston, the lead researcher in the Clackmannanshire studies, has done a re-analysis of data included in two existing meta-analyses and has shown problems with them or with the way they have been interpreted. She has given this to the RRF: http://rrf.org.uk/2018/06/17/examining-the-evid...
by chew8
Tue May 29, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: EEF study on GraphoGame Rime
Replies: 0
Views: 677

EEF study on GraphoGame Rime

This is interesting: https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Projects/Evaluation_Reports/GraphoGame_Rime.pdf See also this 2014 RRF thread, where Susan Godsland flagged up this study and various reservations were expressed about onset-rime theories: http://www.rrf.org.uk/messageforu...
by chew8
Mon May 14, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New articles on morphology
Replies: 1
Views: 2083

Re: New articles on morphology

It seems to me that Bowers and Bowers don’t reckon with the fact that real beginners know few if any letters, and recognise few if any words in their written form. Children really do need to start at the very beginning, and the examples that B. and B. give (‘do’- ’does’, ‘act’- ’action’- ’react’, ‘s...