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by geraldinecarter
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 36
Views: 6589

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

It would seem that Margaret Clark and Stephen Krashen are impervious to criticism. There are, of course, decades of criticism of Stephen Krashen- promoted Whole Language (in spite of horrendous illiteracy and semi illiteracy rates in US,Australia, New Zealand).Krashen's notorious remark that a reaso...
by geraldinecarter
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Importance of Sustained Reading
Replies: 4
Views: 1103

Importance of Sustained Reading

Two of the finest research-based bloggers (who train secondary schools using Direct Instruction, Dianne and James Murphy) state the importance of sustained volume of reading from about Year 3. Following the intensive technical and practical knowledge provided by SSP from Reception -Year 2,I believe ...
by geraldinecarter
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Anne Glennie initiates a petition in Scotland - please sign!
Replies: 1
Views: 666

Re: Anne Glennie initiates a petition in Scotland - please sign!

I've tweeted with #rEDMel17included - hope that many of our Australian colleagues will read and sign the petition.
by geraldinecarter
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Re-launch of the RRF website - new look and adding a blog!
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Re: Re-launch of the RRF website - new look and adding a blog!

It is good to see the message board up and running again. And thanks in particular to Dave and Debbie, Anne Glennie and Maggie and her son.
by geraldinecarter
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Bright but poor' pupils years behind better-off peers
Replies: 8
Views: 1758

Re: Bright but poor' pupils years behind better-off peers

"In reading, the gap in performance between pupils from advantaged and disadvantaged households in England was the equivalent of two years and nine months’ worth of schooling" There is much inequality and it is difficult to be motivated when a whole area is devastated by lack of opportunities to wor...
by geraldinecarter
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: American Study: New guide to foundational reading skills
Replies: 6
Views: 2093

Re: American Study: New guide to foundational reading skills

'1. Teach students academic language skills, including the use of inferential and narrative language, and vocabulary knowledge (minimal evidence) 2. Develop awareness of the segments of sounds in speech and how they link to letters (strong evidence) 3. Teach students to decode words, analyse word pa...
by geraldinecarter
Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 23
Views: 5016

Re: Thank you

How admirable Stuart, of your wife to tackle the school so firmly (+ I'm also in awe that she has any mental space for this not long after birth of your youngest...!). What is sad is that we can't find the space/time to make this+ Volunteer's and other similar criticisms of Reading Recovery into a p...
by geraldinecarter
Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Education Scotland: Briefing on Early Reading
Replies: 14
Views: 3089

Re: Education Scotland: Briefing on Early Reading

I think that the evidence is already beginning to appear. Secondary schools such as Mossbourne have already shown that children in high poverty schools can make tremendous strides with good instruction, and ARK schools such as KSA, and new free schools such as Michaela are making huge strides for th...
by geraldinecarter
Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Pamela Snow: Language is literacy is language
Replies: 1
Views: 980

Pamela Snow: Language is literacy is language

This is an extraordinarily good paper from Professor Pamela Snow Elizabeth Usher Memorial Lecture: Language is literacy is language - Positioning speech-language pathology in education policy, practice, paradigms and polemics passage after passage deserves to be quoted - this is just one: 'spoken la...
by geraldinecarter
Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Oxbridge colleges named and shamed
Replies: 4
Views: 1715

Re: Oxbridge colleges named and shamed

This is broader than just Oxbridge but is a good indication of University entrants: http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/education/2015/12/five-things-we-learned-higher-education-entry-figures A point that hasn't been raised is that private school teachers often have good contacts with Oxbridge Tuto...
by geraldinecarter
Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: White boys from poor areas least likely to take AS/A levels
Replies: 3
Views: 1666

Re: White boys from poor areas least likely to take AS/A levels

There are now schools in deprived inner city areas that achieve outstanding results but these are mainly in London with high numbers of black, mixed race children. I've just visited Michaela School - knowledge based, absolutely no frills, Hirsh, Willingham and the US Kipp probably the main influence...
by geraldinecarter
Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Best Method for those with Down's Syndrome
Replies: 2
Views: 1739

Re: Best Method for those with Down's Syndrome

A colleague was very successful with a 5 year old child with Down syndrome who had v.severe speech problems. She used Sound Reading System + BRI. It was extremely hard work, of course, but his parent was thrilled by the improvement.
by geraldinecarter
Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Online training for 'That Reading Thing'
Replies: 5
Views: 1777

Re: Online training for 'That Reading Thing'

Best wishes, Tricia. I don't know how you fit it all in with all your visits to parents in Canada. It must be something to do with the spectacular scene from your window (in Canada) or can you get work done while you are there?
by geraldinecarter
Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Michael Rosen webchat wednesday 2nd Sept
Replies: 17
Views: 5816

Re: Michael Rosen webchat wednesday 2nd Sept

Absolutely spot-on, TheNewStatesman! Many thanks. Michael Rosen is obsessed by phonics - he does see a lot of it in schools and his young son has Ruth Miskin's programme. He's also very learned about language - but his stance is incredibly damaging. I can't understand how anyone whose older children...