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by Judy
Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Our Judy's beautiful artwork - worthy of mention
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Re: Our Judy's beautiful artwork - worthy of mention

Thank you very much, Debbie and Geraldine - and yes, Geraldine, you are quite right. My mother wouldn't let me go to Art School because they were full of 'beatniks'! But I've since taken heart from the fact that some of my favourite Children's Book Illustrators suffered a very similar fate but they ...
by Judy
Fri Dec 25, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Happy Christmas Everyone!
Replies: 8
Views: 1462

Merry Christmas, everyone, and let's look forward to some progress in 2010!
by Judy
Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: text where each letter has its pronunciation indicated
Replies: 28
Views: 3358

Ken, you could add quite a few English placenames to that list, eg

Wymondham (Windum), Meopham (Meppum), Gloucester (Gloster), Leominster (Lemster)..... my favourite is Happisburgh (Hazeborough).
by Judy
Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Michael Gove
Replies: 12
Views: 1784

I don't know how they got that statistic, Maizie. I wondered about that too! But it wasn't just the children they were referring to; it was the whole population of the estate! It arose because they found that people couldn't read the leaflets that were put through their doors so they had to visit th...
by Judy
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Michael Gove
Replies: 12
Views: 1784

Did anyone see the 'white working class' estate in Leicester, on the BBC news tonight, where the average reading age was 7 yrs? :sad:
by Judy
Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: First Official Australian guide to teaching phonics
Replies: 17
Views: 3497

I think Yvonne is incorrect, however, in a previous comment that she made about RRFers being overly concerned about beginning reading instruction. I would go so far as to suggest that it is precisely because so many of us RRFers have such a difficult and frustrating time picking up the pieces at a ...
by Judy
Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: TES: Is dyslexia a middle-class badge for illiteracy?
Replies: 129
Views: 9039

Coltheart might define 'dyslexia' in such a way as to rule out vision problems as a possible cause, but this wouldn't necessarily mean that vision problems were never a cause of any reading problems. No matter what Coltheart or 'research' may say, vision problems are clearly a cause of some reading...
by Judy
Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Eye Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 635

I live in a small town in Wales but we have a major hospital and one of my pupils was treated for convergence insufficiency there free of charge and it seemed to help a lot. He was referred by his GP (family doctor). I think it's not only parents who need to know - I don't think all GPs are aware ei...
by Judy
Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Email Notification
Replies: 7
Views: 1211

Email notifications now arriving :grin:

Thank you!
by Judy
Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Email Notification
Replies: 7
Views: 1211

Still not getting any notifications, I'm afraid. :sad:
by Judy
Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Email Notification
Replies: 7
Views: 1211

Thank you both! I'll see what happens now! :smile:
by Judy
Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Email Notification
Replies: 7
Views: 1211

Email Notification

Just to say that I don't seem to be getting any email notifications of threads I'm 'watching' any more. Is it just me or is there a 'bug' in the system'?

Judy
by Judy
Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Decoding
Replies: 19
Views: 2125

I think it is dangerous to promote the notion that 'some children don't need this' because it may look as if we are doing some children a dis-service to teach them the rigorous phonics 'if they don't need it'. On the other hand, I think that if we insist that all children need SP, when it's clear t...
by Judy
Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Decoding
Replies: 19
Views: 2125

Debbie, I'm not for one moment suggesting that some children should be given a 'diet' of phonics and others not. I am saying that some children don't actually need it to excel all round in literacy.
by Judy
Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Decoding
Replies: 19
Views: 2125

Yvonne wrote - This student would appear to be the exception to the rule that everyone needs systematic instruction in phonics. I think we would all agree that there is a percentage of children who don't need systematic instruction in phonics because they somehow 'crack the code' for themselves. My ...