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by AngusM
Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The writer who couldn't read
Replies: 6
Views: 1746

Re: The writer who couldn't read

I read Norman Doidge's book too. Certainly scientists like Ramachandran (who gave the Reith Lecture several years ago) is very highly regarded. His Reith Lecture was published as "A Brief Tour of Consciousness".
by AngusM
Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:28 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The writer who couldn't read
Replies: 6
Views: 1746

The writer who couldn't read

I just heard a nice little piece on Morning Edition here (by a friend of mine) about brain plasticity and reading. Oliver Sacks and Stanislas Dehaene are featured. It is worth a listen - just as Dehaene's book "Reading in the Brain' is worth a read. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?story...
by AngusM
Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:21 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Teaching Open/Closed syllables
Replies: 5
Views: 10378

Re: Teaching Open/Closed syllables

Just noticed this thread. Various researchers including I believe Steve Stahl have complained that there has not been a lot of research to support O-G (and its fixation on syllable rules). As you probably know O-G is a form of analytic phonics which uses a huge superstructure of rules to explain exc...
by AngusM
Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:14 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Core Knowledge Reading Pilot in NYC
Replies: 11
Views: 1356

Jenny: You write that Dan Willingham didn't specifically mention low-level decoding skills as being a necessary prerequisite to comprehension. You said: "The only safe way is for children to understand that they should start by accurately decoding all the words and thus being sure that they have ide...
by AngusM
Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:55 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Core Knowledge Reading Pilot in NYC
Replies: 11
Views: 1356

Here is the NYC Department of Education Press Release about the Core Knowledge Foundation's Pilot Program. The City has been touting rising reading scores in all schools in the last few years in order to justify the radical changes that Mayor Bloomberg has made to the Dept of Education during his te...
by AngusM
Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:18 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Core Knowledge Reading Pilot in NYC
Replies: 11
Views: 1356

Core Knowledge Reading Pilot in NYC

There has been some publicity in the NY press and radio media about the Core Knowledge Foundation's Reading program which Matt Davis is testing in NYC public schools. I don't know if Matt has been blowing his horn here on the message board but he should be! These are probably very preliminary result...
by AngusM
Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Book review: Intelligence and how to get it
Replies: 8
Views: 1138

You mean the disorder that afflicts Ed Ball? I agree with you Jim. But when the Matthew Effects of reading failure begin to kick in for students (because they are reading less) it seems to me that it becomes all the more important for schools to compensate by enriching the curriculum - using other m...
by AngusM
Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Book review: Intelligence and how to get it
Replies: 8
Views: 1138

Thanks Susan! I found another review in something called "The Chronicle of Higher Education" the other day - which also reviews Stanovich's book "What Intelligence Tests Miss: The Psychology of Rational Thought" http://chronicle.com/temp/reprint.php?id=6pfm8ytzbg1p8n5p2vl4rrcmwvckp31x Nesbitt seems ...
by AngusM
Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:50 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Jolly Phonics in U.S. schools?
Replies: 22
Views: 2283

Tesseract School in Paradise Valley, Phoenix AZ has just adopted JP school-wide, I believe.
by AngusM
Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:31 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Core Knowledge Reading Program, Synthetic Phonics, and NYC
Replies: 4
Views: 815

Matt: Thanks very much for sharing the EdNews article which I hadn't seen. I have passed on the various other articles that I've seen about your program to my daughter's (private) dyslexia school here in NYC and will pass on this one to them as well. It's all great third party endorsement stuff. Ear...
by AngusM
Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:11 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sounds~Write:Data from the 1st 4 years of whole class usage
Replies: 43
Views: 5020

This excerpt from the latest interview at Children of the Code seems relevant to the discussion of spelling. Dr Marketa Caravolas seems to be suggesting stages in in the development of spelling: 1) assembly of spellings on the basis of GPC's that the child already knows 2) subsequent reciprocal feed...
by AngusM
Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Jack Shonkoff and Early Years
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Jack Shonkoff and Early Years

I don't know if everyone has dipped in to the Children of the Code Web site but it can be very worthwhile. I just showed part of Jack Shonkoff's interview to parents and faculty at my daughter's school - you could hear a pin drop! Shonkoff is a Harvard Professor who edited "From Neurons to Neighborh...
by AngusM
Wed May 28, 2008 2:08 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Last Chance Kids
Replies: 6
Views: 1184

Does anyone know why Channel 4 has not released a for sale version (DVD) of Last Chance Kids? Didn't they produce The Dyslexia Myth - which is still available through TeachersTV? Why not LCK?

Angus
by AngusM
Mon May 26, 2008 5:29 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Allographs: a new linguistic phonics programme
Replies: 12
Views: 1736

Dear Susan: I think you'll see from the documentation that DMcG is indeed referring to the entire Code - including the Complex (or Advanced Code) - because as Susan Godsland says: "Allographs I assumes knowledge of the Basic Code (one spelling for each sound in the language), and hence will follow a...
by AngusM
Sun May 25, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Allographs: a new linguistic phonics programme
Replies: 12
Views: 1736

Thanks Susan!