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by volunteer
Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Other strategies' for word identification
Replies: 50
Views: 14627

Re: 'Other strategies' for word identification

I wonder though if you might make use of picture cues - without realising you are doing so - when reading signs or posters in the distance that are a mix of pictures and words and that are just a bit too far away for you to read the words clearly without a picture cue e.g. if you saw a circus poster...
by volunteer
Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:12 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Other strategies' for word identification
Replies: 50
Views: 14627

Re: 'Other strategies' for word identification

Please can you explain the reference to habituation to words in upper and lower case forms?
by volunteer
Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Other strategies' for word identification
Replies: 50
Views: 14627

Re: 'Other strategies' for word identification

Aha - maybe 11 seconds of thinking time for me then! That's a good link Maizie. I always thought the attribution to Cambridge Uni was a little suspect.
by volunteer
Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Key Stage 1 assessment
Replies: 16
Views: 5309

Re: Key Stage 1 assessment

Posts crossed. Yes, it's messy and particularly as the same tests are being used repeatedly. Teachers do seem to feel very confident in their own assessments these days - I never was; no matter how sophisticated the process it still feels a little like a "finger in the air" job and who knows what th...
by volunteer
Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Key Stage 1 assessment
Replies: 16
Views: 5309

Re: Key Stage 1 assessment

Sorry I am too late! The change was introduced before that. KS1 testing moved to teacher assessment several years back. Part of this involves using some of the old KS1 tests - there's a document produced each year which tells teachers which old tests to use that year. But the result the child gets i...
by volunteer
Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Other strategies' for word identification
Replies: 50
Views: 14627

Re: 'Other strategies' for word identification

Yes, we must subconsciously have some other strategies. For example, I can read roadsigns at a distance at which I could not read entirely random groups of letters if I am familiar with the places that are likely to be named on the signs. And I read with little difficulty that popular thing where a ...
by volunteer
Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Pupils from poorest backgrounds achieve best-ever results
Replies: 11
Views: 7218

Re: Pupils from poorest backgrounds achieve best-ever results

The maths results at those schools are very good too. There are some schools that have a burning desire to want to teach all the basics well to all -comers and there are others that have reasons why they do not wish to. I would like to understand though how many ESL children are included in the vari...
by volunteer
Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics, English and David Crystal
Replies: 3
Views: 1829

Re: Phonics, English and David Crystal

That is fascinating and so is your website. Thank you John. There is a child I know whose parents are desperate for his reading to improve before he moves to secondary school. School seems to have given up on it. He may also have ADHD and be just on the autism spectrum, I don't know. Also, I don't k...
by volunteer
Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Questions invited for Nick Gibb via Education Bear
Replies: 8
Views: 3922

Re: Questions invited for Nick Gibb via Education Bear

Hee hee - you could show him round Papermover. Would your union be impressed?!!

Our school would be a scenic route into the country for him but not impossible for a half day trip.
by volunteer
Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Questions invited for Nick Gibb via Education Bear
Replies: 8
Views: 3922

Re: Questions invited for Nick Gibb via Education Bear

I do hope you get an answer Debbie! Perhaps some of us could take in on some school tours.
by volunteer
Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: TES: Phonics fails dyslexics, says head
Replies: 10
Views: 3358

Re: TES: Phonics fails dyslexics, says head

Yes, their results on the DfE website are rubbish - 2011 was a (low) peak. How did OFSTED say what it did in 2011? Have they written these children off too?
by volunteer
Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: TES: Phonics fails dyslexics, says head
Replies: 10
Views: 3358

Re: TES: Phonics fails dyslexics, says head

Yes. Particularly the quote from pupils in the OFSTED report which says that they will always need this method, whatever it is. Does Dr Whathisname re-write everything the pupils may want to read in their future life?
by volunteer
Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: TES: Phonics fails dyslexics, says head
Replies: 10
Views: 3358

Re: TES: Phonics fails dyslexics, says head

I'm not sure I understand this though. The thinking reading report is saying that you can have a good proportion of 5 A to C but still have other children whose literacy skills are poor. Whereas, at Maple Hayes I am getting the impression (and it is just an impression) from what the OFSTED report an...
by volunteer
Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:27 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Hard-working ethnic minority pupils lifting schools’
Replies: 2
Views: 1810

Re: Hard-working ethnic minority pupils lifting schools’

Interesting. I've always thought this and was kind of "on the look out" for it when looking at secondary school choices this year.

There might be less racism and more respect if this reasearch was more widely reported.
by volunteer
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: TES: Phonics fails dyslexics, says head
Replies: 10
Views: 3358

Re: TES: Phonics fails dyslexics, says head

How do they apparently get decent g c s e results?