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by Elizabeth
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics in Cameroon
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Phonics in Cameroon

http://universallearningsolutions.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Jolly-Phonics-in-Cameroon.pdf A pilot of the Jolly Phonics programme in the teaching of reading and writing of English in Cameroon Conclusions: Through this evaluation it has been determined that the synthetic phonics approach of teach...
by Elizabeth
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Michael Rosen's Reading Revolution
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Michael Rosen's Reading Revolution

About Michael Rosen’s statistics. I didn’t note exactly what he said at the conference, so I have copied from his blog at http://michaelrosenblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/17-of-children-good-at-phonics-but-not.html Here are some raw stats about the present year 3 children in state schools in England: ...
by Elizabeth
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Michael Rosen's Reading Revolution
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Michael Rosen's Reading Revolution

On 23rd November (2017) I went to the conference, “Michael Rosen’s Reading Revolution” at Goldsmith’s University. I forgot to check the numbers of people attending, but I guess it was in the low hundreds. Francis Gilbert introduced each speaker and we were told he was the driving force behind the co...
by Elizabeth
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reading Schemes
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Reading Schemes

Thank you for that explanation, Jenny.
by Elizabeth
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Importance of Sustained Reading
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: Importance of Sustained Reading

I agree about the importance of sustained reading for all the reasons Geraldine mentioned. And I agree that those who promote synthetic phonics for teaching basic reading and writing skills should make it clear that it is a foundation after which other aspects of reading follow, for example sustaine...
by Elizabeth
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reading Schemes
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Reading Schemes

I visited a school with a large staff where they have had training in a good synthetic phonics programme. Only one person there, who is responsible for phonics, already understood what was involved. That person is newer and younger than most of the staff. They have numerous books to practise reading...
by Elizabeth
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Jim (James) Curran's phonics foundations acknowledged
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: Jim (James) Curran's phonics foundations acknowledged

It's wonderful to know what Jim has done and to see it recognised. He is an inspiration to us all!
by Elizabeth
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Children who enjoy reading over three years ahead
Replies: 7
Views: 969

Re: Children who enjoy reading over three years ahead

There are undoubtedly good readers who don't much like reading, but I have never met a poor reader who loves reading.
by Elizabeth
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Children who enjoy reading over three years ahead
Replies: 7
Views: 969

Re: Children who enjoy reading over three years ahead

Here's another quote from (http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/news/7856_children_s_reading_enjoyment_levels_reach_record_high, 1st June 2017)): Children’s reading enjoyment levels reach record high New research we have published today reveals that three-quarters (78%) of primary school children enjoy r...
by Elizabeth
Tue May 30, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Are grammar schools the best way to address social mobility?
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Are grammar schools the best way to address social mobility?

See: https://thinkingreadingwritings.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/are-grammar-schools-the-best-way-to-address-social-mobility/ You may think that providing disadvantaged children with the opportunity to attend a grammar school – supposedly resulting in a more academic education – would go some way to ad...
by Elizabeth
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What is the best way to assess the Early Years Foundation Stage?
Replies: 1
Views: 582

What is the best way to assess the Early Years Foundation Stage?

What should be assessed and how at the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage? In England and Wales, the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is from birth to the year children are five on 31st August and they are assessed by the middle of July that year. For most children, this means they have had ...
by Elizabeth
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Is Reading about Getting Meaning From Print?
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: Is Reading about Getting Meaning From Print?

When they start learning to read, nearly all children have decoding skills that are too poor for developing comprehension or an interest in reading through what they themselves read. Those of us who promote synthetic phonics have repeated many times that the solution is for adults to read to them a ...
by Elizabeth
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Is Reading about Getting Meaning From Print?
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: Is Reading about Getting Meaning From Print?

This article states the obvious, but it is not obvious to those who have been brain-washed - as I was once - about how to teach reading. In fact, it is correct that reading is about getting meaning from print. However, it is not about getting whatever meaning you choose from the print, but about get...
by Elizabeth
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Repeated Reading
Replies: 0
Views: 486

Repeated Reading

Does repeated reading of the same text help children learn to read well? The National Curriculum for England states that children should be taught to read aloud accurately books that are consistent with their developing phonic knowledge ... and re-read these books to build up their fluency and confi...