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by chew8
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics debate in Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 908

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: 42
Views: 10102

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: 42
Views: 10102

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: 42
Views: 10102

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: 42
Views: 10102

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: 214

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: 8
Views: 908

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: 8
Views: 908

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: 8
Views: 908

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: 8
Views: 908

Re: Phonics debate in Australia

by chew8
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics debate in Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 908

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: 8
Views: 908

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: 42
Views: 10102

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...