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by volunteer
Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: CReSTeD schools
Replies: 3
Views: 1241

CReSTeD schools

The Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils

Do schools on this register use synthetic phonics? I have looked on some of the individual school websites and failed to find any description of what method(s) they use.
by volunteer
Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Results of Phonics Check pilot
Replies: 31
Views: 6793

Re: Results of Phonics Check pilot

Good point! However, having bared themselves during the pilot, so to speak, maybe they will be very open to having asked for help and training to get it right next time. What do you think you taught re. blending that this particular teacher had failed to do? I'd say my children's school is OK about ...
by volunteer
Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: linguistic phonics versus synthetic phonics
Replies: 4
Views: 1757

linguistic phonics versus synthetic phonics

What's the difference please?
by volunteer
Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Results of Phonics Check pilot
Replies: 31
Views: 6793

Re: Results of Phonics Check pilot

Hats off to the pilot teachers then for deciding on a pass-mark that the majority of their children had presumably failed. They must now be pleased they took part in the pilot has they have had time to try and put it right. They will be interesting case studies to see if they turned things round in ...
by volunteer
Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Results of Phonics Check pilot
Replies: 31
Views: 6793

Re: Results of Phonics Check pilot

Yes, me too, that's why I couldn't understand the bit in the DfE press release which suggested that 2/3rds of the pilot had failed the test, but the pass mark was set by the schools themselves ...... maybe they set it before the children did the pilot test?!
by volunteer
Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Results of Phonics Check pilot
Replies: 31
Views: 6793

Re: Results of Phonics Check pilot

And are they going to give any idea what kind of score is acceptable and doesn't need a re-test? Or will that be decided afterwards once the mark is gathered in?
by volunteer
Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Results of Phonics Check pilot
Replies: 31
Views: 6793

Re: Results of Phonics Check pilot

Thanks for the answers. Yes I read that bit that said the pass mark was set by the school involved in the pilot - presumably by the low percentage of schools where a lot of children passed the test?!!
by volunteer
Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Am I getting this right?
Replies: 19
Views: 6666

Re: Am I getting this right?

Cartwheel Just reading the Flesh-Legge method which you provided the link to in a post above. Brilliant. I can adapt that in lots of useful ways. It looks a thousand times more useful than the Hickey method book I spent £60 on. Any more recommendations like this - free or not? Was / is this method w...
by volunteer
Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:08 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Results of Phonics Check pilot
Replies: 31
Views: 6793

Re: Results of Phonics Check pilot

I've still not read anything which explains where the two-thirds of children not getting a satisfactory score comes from. Have I missed something? To date, I've read nothing suggesting that they have arrived at a decision on what the "pass" mark in the test is. Does this indicate that they have? I'm...
by volunteer
Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Guessing
Replies: 5
Views: 2022

Re: Guessing

Thank you again Cartwheel. The brilliant thing is I can try out all these things on my own children before using them with my school victims.
by volunteer
Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Am I getting this right?
Replies: 19
Views: 6666

Re: Am I getting this right?

Thank you very much. I will explore this more over the Christmas holidays. It sounds a very useful idea, and I can imagine the boy concerned enjoying it for part of the session as he enjoys a stopwatch game with soundcards with GPCs on. I guess I could adapt lists of real and nonsense words from Toe...
by volunteer
Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Results of Phonics Check pilot
Replies: 31
Views: 6793

Re: Results of Phonics Check pilot

Anyone know where the statistics are to which this article refers? I can't find them. It's a good idea making this a headline now in the normal press. It might mean that some schools realise there is going to be a test (I'm sure some don't!!) and it's within the realms of possibility that a signific...
by volunteer
Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Guessing
Replies: 5
Views: 2022

Re: Guessing

Thank you for those ideas. I will use them.

I tried the b d idea from another thread - the straight line of the b means you start the sound with your mouth closed; it seems to be working very well!!
by volunteer
Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Guessing
Replies: 5
Views: 2022

Guessing

Is what we might think is guessing always guessing? I did the Salford sentence reading test with a child I work with today and he got quite a low age as he made six errors quite early on, mostly on words that he could have decoded from his phonic knowledge. He does guess quite a bit when he is readi...
by volunteer
Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Am I getting this right?
Replies: 19
Views: 6666

Am I getting this right?

I am tutoring (voluntarily) a year 3 child for 30 mins per day to improve his reading. I started with this particular child quite recently. It's a learning curve for me as well as him. I'm using RWI at the moment as that fits with what school does a smattering of. He seems to learn the GPCs fast eno...