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by chew8
Mon May 22, 2023 6:48 pm
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Topic: A Tribute to Nick Gibb MP for his many achievements in England and influence in Australia
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Re: A Tribute to Nick Gibb MP for his many achievements in England and influence in Australia

It’s a very good article by Nick Gibb, though if his statement that ‘the Labour government made tentative steps towards introducing a watered-down version of phonics’ is a reference to Letters and Sounds (2007) it’s a pity it was put quite like that. L&S closely reflected the approach used in th...
by chew8
Mon May 22, 2023 12:37 pm
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Topic: PIRLS 2023 - Good news for England!
Replies: 6
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Re: PIRLS 2023 - Good news for England!

I’ve submitted a response to the teachingbattleground piece. The problem of wrong predictions has been around for a long time. Not only have people predicted in the past 10 years or so that the emphasis on phonics required by the PSC would cause performance in reading for meaning to decline, but dec...
by chew8
Tue May 16, 2023 6:35 pm
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Topic: PIRLS 2023 - Good news for England!
Replies: 6
Views: 5258

Re: PIRLS 2023 - Good news for England!

I posted about this earlier today. The picture is not completely straightforward. The complications are partly to do with Ireland and Northern Ireland, which did better than England in 2016 and also had higher scores in 2021, but those scores have not been included in the 2021 rankings. As far as I ...
by chew8
Tue May 16, 2023 2:05 pm
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Topic: PIRLS 2021
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Views: 6366

PIRLS 2021

The latest PIRLS results have been released today. England is up from 8th position in 2016 to 4th position now, though the picture is complicated by the disruption caused world-wide by the pandemic. It’s good to know, however, that there’s a positive correlation between Phonics Screening Check resul...
by chew8
Mon May 15, 2023 11:25 am
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Topic: Speech-to-print (aka sound-to-print)
Replies: 7
Views: 6639

Re: Speech-to-print (aka sound-to-print)

600 years ago, the ‘a’ in words such as ‘name’ was pronounced as /ah/ and the final ‘e’ was sounded as a schwa, so ‘name’ was /nahmuh/, rhyming with ‘drama’. The International Phonetic Alphabet for the /ah/ sound is /ɑ:/, where the colon denotes a ‘long’ sound. For vowel sounds which do and do not h...
by chew8
Sat May 13, 2023 12:41 pm
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Topic: Speech-to-print (aka sound-to-print)
Replies: 7
Views: 6639

Re: Speech-to-print (aka sound-to-print)

In a recent Sounds Write podcast, one point that came up has been summarised as follows by Spelfabet: ‘For example, Nora Chahbazi and John Walker agreed in Episode 11 of the Sounds-Write podcast that teaching consonant-e as a word-final spelling (e.g. ke in ‘take’, ‘se’ in these, ‘ne’ in line, ‘pe’ ...
by chew8
Sat Mar 04, 2023 12:23 pm
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Topic: Sir Jim Rose
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Sir Jim Rose

RRFers probably know by now that Jim Rose died recently. There's a very nice obituary by Maggie Snowling: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2023/mar/03/sir-jim-rose-obituary?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other I greatly appreciated Jim's wisdom in overseeing the writing of Letters and Sounds in 2006-7, and a...
by chew8
Sat Nov 26, 2022 1:57 pm
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Topic: Speech-to-print (aka sound-to-print)
Replies: 7
Views: 6639

Re: Speech-to-print (aka sound-to-print)

Yes, the assumption that speech-to-print is superior is worrying. What I’m trying to get at, however, is the extent to which the belief as currently held is justified by McG. thinking either as it was 20-25 years ago or in any publicised changed form. I had my first face-to-face encounter with Diane...
by chew8
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:29 am
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Topic: Speech-to-print (aka sound-to-print)
Replies: 7
Views: 6639

Speech-to-print (aka sound-to-print)

Those who favour a speech-to-print-to-print approach often trace their light-bulb moment to the McGuinnesses but have diverged to some extent from McG. thinking. One such person is Nora Chahbazi, interviewed here by Darius Namdaran: https://eblireads.com/podcast-interview-with-darius-namdaran-of-dys...
by chew8
Tue Nov 15, 2022 11:50 am
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Topic: More good stuff from Emily Hanford
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Views: 5655

Re: More good stuff from Emily Hanford

All podcasts so far in this series - I think there's still one to come:

https://features.apmreports.org/sold-a-story

It seems that the US is lagging far behind England in getting sensible reading instruction into schools.

Jenny C.
by chew8
Fri Oct 21, 2022 9:01 pm
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Topic: More good stuff from Emily Hanford
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More good stuff from Emily Hanford

https://features.apmreports.org/sold-a-story/

I was particularly interested to see how Zoom lessons during lockdown had enabled parents to see the ineffective methods being used by teachers. The free lockdown videos we had in England were vastly better, I think.

Jenny C.
by chew8
Wed Jul 20, 2022 8:31 am
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Topic: Covid disruption affecting primary school attainment
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Views: 2846

Re: Covid disruption affecting primary school attainment

The percentage meeting the standard in reading was up slightly, however. Covid disruption for the relevant cohort would have been in Years 4 and 5, by my calculations. They had done the Phonics Screening Check in 2017, when the pass-rate was 82%. Perhaps this helps to explain their reading performan...