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by Kelly
Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New Phonics Books from Downunder
Replies: 4
Views: 3023

New Phonics Books from Downunder

Well, I have been very busy, so I haven't been on RRF as much as I have in the past. Instead I have been coming up with a concept for my book series, writing, illustrating and testing! :shock: All of which has had its frustrating times. Thankfully though, the first books are now finished and printed...
by Kelly
Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Debbie Hepplewhite's handwriting website
Replies: 25
Views: 10927

Re: Debbie Hepplewhite's handwriting website

I thought it might be helpful to show you (or Mr H ;-) ) how the page looked for me at 100%. Of course, being that I am a novice computer user, I couldn't work out how to show you (other than taking a physical photo)! So here is a photo of how the top of the page looks: http://i57.photobucket.com/al...
by Kelly
Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:22 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Debbie Hepplewhite's handwriting website
Replies: 25
Views: 10927

Re: Debbie Hepplewhite's handwriting website

Looks great Debbie. :smile: I also had problems loading the website. The only way around it for me was to reduce the page size (down to 75%). I find that I have to do the same with Phonics International, but the difference is that the graphics on your handwriting website overlap each other and is un...
by Kelly
Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Lack of sentences and/or capitals
Replies: 14
Views: 6763

Re: Lack of sentences and/or capitals

:lol: Thanks Debbie. I didn't really mean in general. It was more of a question to Derrie - as I assume that all of her early reading materials have capital letters. Just wondered whether she had to stop and explain every one of them or whether the books had been specially designed so that only cert...
by Kelly
Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Lack of sentences and/or capitals
Replies: 14
Views: 6763

Re: Lack of sentences and/or capitals

Derrie Clark wrote:Simple answer Kelly is yes, capitals should be used from the start.

How do you get around them? Do you just explain what sound the new symbol makes or has your beginner reading material been designed so that the capital letters used are those that do not change e.g. c/C, o/O, p/P, s/S?
by Kelly
Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Lack of sentences and/or capitals
Replies: 14
Views: 6763

Lack of sentences and/or capitals

Hi all. :grin: It is pretty common in our synthetic phonics world to have some early reading material that isn't in sentence form (and therefore doesn't have capitals etc). However, how does it work when we are naming a person in particular: mum or dad. Is it your opinion (or experience) that these ...
by Kelly
Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:32 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Debbie Hepplewhite MBE
Replies: 24
Views: 12663

Re: Debbie Hepplewhite MBE

Well done Debbie! :smile:
by Kelly
Sun May 01, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Mona
Replies: 5
Views: 3248

Re: Mona

Thanks everyone. It would appear that technology has let us down.

I am actually in England at the moment so I might catch up with you all soon. :grin:
by Kelly
Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Mona
Replies: 5
Views: 3248

Mona

Hi all. I just wondered if anyone had heard from Mona recently? I have tried to make contact, but haven't heard anything back yet which I am finding a little unsettling.

Thanks, Kelly
by Kelly
Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Best Phonics Books
Replies: 9
Views: 4829

The Best Phonics Books

I am considering buying some phonics books. As postage from the UK (or anywhere else for that matter) is expensive, I need to make sure that the books I am buying are worth it! So, in your own personal opinion what books series would you place in the first position and then second and so on... Thank...
by Kelly
Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Usborne new decodable books series.
Replies: 8
Views: 4381

Re: Usborne new decodable books series.

Cute illustrations. :smile: What I can't get my head around is that so many 'new' sounds are introduced at one time. Even if the child enjoys the stories it could be weeks before the child is ready to read the next book (assuming that the child learns the correspondences BEFORE reading the story). W...
by Kelly
Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:56 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: NZ's new explicit reading books.....
Replies: 12
Views: 7249

Kiwi Phonics would be a closer fit to synthetic phonics than the Gilt Edge books.

The Kiwi Phonics books are boring though (in my opinion), but then I don't personally like the 'Sit Pat, Pat sat.' kind of book. ;-)
by Kelly
Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: NZ's new explicit reading books.....
Replies: 12
Views: 7249

Sorry Debbie, I did respond to you, but I lost it due to internet connection issues - twice! :roll: Yes, you are right. They tried though! I think these books were probably as far as they could push 'learning the alphabetic code' without jeopardising their commercial viability in NZ's mixed method c...