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by maizie
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:07 pm
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Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
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Re: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)

I have always been puzzled by the 'stage theory' of the acquisition of reading skills. As very few children self teach themselves to read before they start learning to read in school ir has always seemed to me that the reading behaviours researchers observed before formulating the stage theory must ...
by maizie
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:18 am
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Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 50
Views: 136188

Re: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)

This is the description of 'implicit phonics' taken from Becoming a Nation of Readers' In implicit phonics instruction, the sound associated with a letter is never supposed to be pronounced in isolation. Instead, in an implicit program the teacher might write a list of words on the board such as san...
by maizie
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:02 pm
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Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 50
Views: 136188

Re: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)

I agree, in principle, that we should ‘stick to research evidence’, but the studies by Rhona Johnston and colleagues may be the only ones in existence which deal with English-speaking children taught by the particular version of s.p. used in Clackmannanshire Surely our contention has been for years...
by maizie
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:47 pm
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Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 50
Views: 136188

Re: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)

Jenny, You say I don’t think Krashen is right to suggest that the publication as a whole supports Frank Smith’s thinking, but on the other hand, I think he is right to think that it doesn’t support ‘intensive phonics’ as defined by him: I have read the section about phonics in 'Becoming a Nation of ...
by maizie
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:11 am
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Topic: Choral Reading
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Re: Choral Reading

Anecdotal. The only time I have ever seen choral reading in action was when I was doing a Y6 transition visit. The children who could read read along with the teacher, the children who couldn't read opened and shut their mouths. I just did not see the point of it. But perhaps it wasn't 'properly don...
by maizie
Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:02 pm
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Topic: Are sight words unjustly slighted?
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Are sight words unjustly slighted?

There has been a fascinating response to a guest blog by Professor Anne Castles on the Read Oxford web site. Do read it and contribute. http://readoxford.org/guest-blog-are-sight-words-unjustly-slighted#comment-187 What is meant by ‘sight word reading’? It’s a term that seems to mean different thing...
by maizie
Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:55 am
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Topic: Thank you from Papermover
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Re: Thank you from Papermover

Thank you for this, Papermover. I'm so glad that we were able to help you and it is wonderful to hear how well your daughter is doing. I am especially pleased to hear this as we hear so often the tired old mantra that 'phonics puts children off reading' ( :mrgreen: ): ....she loves to read and ... r...
by maizie
Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:13 pm
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Topic: Ofsted chief calls for return of KS3 testing
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Re: Ofsted chief calls for return of KS3 testing

It is up to the individual school, of course, but the Sec I worked at 'formally' tested all year groups, from Y7 on, under exam conditions, every year. I'd always assumed that many schools do this. The abolition of KS3 NCTs were a huge relief to staff & pupils alike. It seemed to make no differe...
by maizie
Mon May 30, 2016 12:23 pm
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Topic: Learning 'exception words' as wholes.
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Learning 'exception words' as wholes.

Learning words as ‘wholes’. I am getting a bit worried about the tendency of some academics to support the teaching of some English words as ‘wholes’ while teaching systematic synthetic phonics and it being advocated in books about teaching phonics. I am worried about this on two levels. Firstly, fr...
by maizie
Mon May 09, 2016 10:23 am
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Topic: Can the English Nat Curric be interpreted as supporting AP?
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Re: Can the English Nat Curric be interpreted as supporting AP?

Reading Greg Brooks' 2003 report on the 2003 Phonics seminar I came across this, which seems to be relevant to this discussion: Not all advocates of synthetic phonics would agree. Jennifer Chew (2001) claims that ‘most of the work on phonemes [in the NLS] leans towards the analytic end of the spectr...
by maizie
Sat May 07, 2016 9:41 pm
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Topic: Research supports use of SP for initial teaching of reading
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Re: Research supports use of SP for initial teaching of reading

I've been having a look back through our message archive and I think that comments on the following two threads, made at the time when the ERDP was running, confirm Jennie's thoughts on the nature of the phonics teaching in the project. They make quite interesting reading if people have the time. ht...