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by Peter Warner
Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Word Lists for UK national curriculum
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Re: Word Lists for UK national curriculum

Hi, Peter - good to hear from you. I haven't had time to look through all this again in detail, but I don't think there are any word-lists as such for reading. For spelling, a few example words are suggested for each grapheme-phoneme correspondence but they are non-statutory. The only statutory wor...
by Peter Warner
Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Word Lists for UK national curriculum
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Re: Word Lists for UK national curriculum

Debbie Hepplewhite wrote:Hi Peter,

It's good to have you on the RRF forum again - long time, no 'see'.

All the best with your teaching!

;-)
Thank you for the kind greeting. It's good to be welcomed.
by Peter Warner
Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Word Lists for UK national curriculum
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Word Lists for UK national curriculum

Greetings again from Japan! As we say here, 'Yoroshiku onegaishimasu...' which translates to something like 'please be kind to me...' Wow, my last visit was almost precisely three years ago. Those years have been devoted to church work and street ministry, which has become my primary focus. The reas...
by Peter Warner
Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Debbie's new alphabet code 'pronunciation' guide
Replies: 12
Views: 2973

Re: Debbie's new alphabet code 'pronunciation' guide

In addition, both the first and last "a" in "banana" could go in the /o/ row, although obviously both tend toward schwas, being in unaccented syllables. As an American with a 'Midland North American' dialect, let me happily concur with everything Rod wrote, (everything!) except that one line above....
by Peter Warner
Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: English as a Foreign language, and Literacy (online video)
Replies: 6
Views: 1171

Re: English as a Foreign language, and Literacy (online video)

Thank you, Marlene. I appreciate the opportunity to learn more about this. You wrote: the notion of 'product' and the multiplication sign is absurd. The only notion that it can apply to is that if, either decoding or comprehension is nil, then reading cannot take place. (similar to maths and multipl...
by Peter Warner
Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: English as a Foreign language, and Literacy (online video)
Replies: 6
Views: 1171

English as a Foreign language, and Literacy (online video)

Dear RRF: Anyone interested in the intersection of teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and Linguistic Phonics is invited to view a video of myself presenting: Four Principles of Language Teaching a 45 minute QuickTime recording trying to show how these four principles: 1) the Alphabetic Pri...
by Peter Warner
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Synthetic phonics: a flawed approach
Replies: 84
Views: 9320

Re: Synthetic phonics: a flawed approach

Sincerely, this thread is a testimony to the diligence and good character of each of the participants. Thank you to each of you. We're on the same team, and I think each of us is well aware of that. Marlene's questions are constructive, and the objections she raises expose weaknesses in our own expl...
by Peter Warner
Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Prof. Rhona Johnston MBE
Replies: 3
Views: 929

Re: Prof. Rhona Johnston MBE

Well done, and well deserved. Congratulations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_t ... ish_Empire

Best regards, Peter Warner.
by Peter Warner
Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Debbie Hepplewhite MBE
Replies: 24
Views: 4419

Re: Debbie Hepplewhite MBE

Congratulations, Debbie. Well done and well deserved.

Wow.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_t ... ish_Empire

Best regards, Peter Warner.
by Peter Warner
Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Happy New Year 2012 !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 989

Happy New Year 2012 !!!

Dear RRF (and friends of RRF):

May you be blessed with health, harmony and happiness this new year.

May your hearts, homes and classrooms be filled with goodness and good works.

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

Best wishes to all, Peter Warner.
(in Japan, where it's 15 minutes after midnight 2012/01/01)
by Peter Warner
Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas to all
Replies: 6
Views: 1260

Merry Christmas to all

Dear RRF and All:

May God be with us on this occasion of Christmas Day 2011.

Let us give thanks for the gift of Love and Life, and share it abundantly.

With best wishes for all, Peter Warner.

http://www.athome-english.com/Sites/Home.html
by Peter Warner
Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:06 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Introducing the letters for beginning handwriting
Replies: 18
Views: 3721

Re: Introducing the letters for beginning handwriting

Thank you, kenm for that response. That passage of Pinker's words precisely echoes the passage from Psalms 1:7. (Pinker) The history of human folly, and our own susceptibility to illusions and fallacies, tell us that men and women are fallible. Yes. We should be careful not to confuse temporal, worl...
by Peter Warner
Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Introducing the letters for beginning handwriting
Replies: 18
Views: 3721

Re: Introducing the letters for beginning handwriting

Nothing to do with handwriting (or is it?) but it can be interesting to observe how children hold and manipulate their cutlery at meal times. I wonder if some are ever taught how to hols a knife & fork... They are clearly related, as they both indicate how seriously adults take their responsibility...
by Peter Warner
Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Some insights into published paper books vs eBooks
Replies: 1
Views: 593

Some insights into published paper books vs eBooks

Dear RRF: This article presents some interesting points about the advantages of printed books, many of which are easy to overlook: http://jewishworldreview.com/0811/e-books_warning.php3 Each format (bound or digital) have useful and helpful features, it would be a mistake to discard either. Best reg...
by Peter Warner
Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What are the graphemes in 'door' & 'four' ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2722

Re: What are the graphemes in 'door' & 'four' ?

Thank you all for your helpful comments. I don't really have any objection to any of them, but I do sense a slightly different perspective. For the sake of understanding I should explain that in this discussion, I'm more concerned about the writing pattern than the precise pronunciation. My attentio...