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by volunteer
Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Nessy
Replies: 3
Views: 1560

Re: Nessy

Mmmm. Thank you. Still not sure what to think.
by volunteer
Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Outstanding overview addresses nonsense in Davis's paper
Replies: 171
Views: 42631

Re: Outstanding overview addresses nonsense in Davis's paper

Good decoding is an easy skill to acquire in most other alphabetically-written languages because the first sound which children are taught to associate with each grapheme is usually the sound which will apply in all words they encounter from then on. This is clearly not the case in English, but isn...
by volunteer
Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Nessy
Replies: 3
Views: 1560

Nessy

Know anything about nessy? My daughter, in year 5, has told me she is going to go on nessy during one literacy lesson each week. I don't know how long for. She is currently 9 year 8.5 months. At the age of 9 years 7 months tests at school showed a reading age of 12 years 7 months and a spelling age ...
by volunteer
Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:13 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sue Cowley blog: Cause for Concern
Replies: 15
Views: 6718

Re: Sue Cowley blog: Cause for Concern

Yes. Never did understand when I was first trying to find out how to teach my children to read all this stuff some people said about "shape". Everyone seemed to have a different idea what it meant and I really couldn't see any logic to it. It made me think that if it literally was "shape" then child...
by volunteer
Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sue Cowley and speed reading
Replies: 12
Views: 4404

Re: Sue Cowley and speed reading

Yes, commonsense would say that comprehension and retention would go down if you read "too fast". I think the key to the self-teach book I read was finding a speed at which your comprehension didn't suffer. It does of course depend on the material. It's all a bit of a vague area but I'm sure there a...
by volunteer
Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sue Cowley and speed reading
Replies: 12
Views: 4404

Re: Sue Cowley and speed reading

I think it's like anything - with practice you can speed up a bit. I once used a Penguin "Teach Yourself Speed Reading" book when I was in my teens. I started it at what already was a good speed and did get faster. I don't think it would have been affected in any way with the initial method by which...
by volunteer
Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: School using 'mixed methods' M'net problem
Replies: 38
Views: 9487

Re: School using 'mixed methods' M'net problem

Toots I am not sure how she knows she has said the wrong sound. Sometimes she says "b, no d" straight away and sometimes she sounds out the whole word and it doesn't make sense as a word (that she knows or was expecting) so she tries another sound from the b, p, d group. I have also noticed that sh...
by volunteer
Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: School using 'mixed methods' M'net problem
Replies: 38
Views: 9487

Re: School using 'mixed methods' M'net problem

Well if it is any consolation when my year 5 and year 3 daughters were in reception they had not, at school, covered phase 2 letters and sounds at school. With my second child (once bitten, twice shy) I did what I could with her after school during the reception year - but she was tired. Over the su...
by volunteer
Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: School using 'mixed methods' M'net problem
Replies: 38
Views: 9487

Re: School using 'mixed methods' M'net problem

I think the nam thing was name - there was a line over the a and a small e at the end. It's a method that is used in that particular reading programme I think for the split digraphs. It's like any bit of teaching - if you just see 10 mins in isolation it is hard to judge. I would love to go and see ...
by volunteer
Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:39 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: School using 'mixed methods' M'net problem
Replies: 38
Views: 9487

Re: School using 'mixed methods' M'net problem

What year group and how old is your child, papermovee?
by volunteer
Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: School using 'mixed methods' M'net problem
Replies: 38
Views: 9487

Re: School using 'mixed methods' M'net problem

Papermover, everyone uses their own home method. This was mine: I bought the read write inc teacher's handbook for the phonics scheme. It has an entry assessment test which then helped me know which g p c to work on and which story books to buy. You can buy cheap black and white versions of the stor...
by volunteer
Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: School using 'mixed methods' M'net problem
Replies: 38
Views: 9487

Re: School using 'mixed methods' M'net problem

I made a formal complaint to the governors about the way phonics was delivered to my children in our school about 3 years ago. It was all denied / justified in a very non-sensical kind of way, and I have been treated badly since in several different ways. However, some aspects of the way they implem...
by volunteer
Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: School using 'mixed methods' M'net problem
Replies: 38
Views: 9487

Re: School using 'mixed methods' M'net problem

Oh gosh. It sounds so like my children's headteacher but mine would have added a bit more about how hopeless my children were and a few extra nasty threats to me.
by volunteer
Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Computer modelling 'Self Teaching Hypothesis'
Replies: 43
Views: 9791

Re: Computer modelling 'Self Teaching Hypothesis'

It would be interesting if someone did find that out. This question crossed my mind at the very start of the thread. I read a lot of research when I had online university library membership but without that it is hard to access the latest research as it is mostly behind pay walls. Many of the papers...
by volunteer
Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: NATE 'research' paper: Phonics instruction and early reading
Replies: 34
Views: 12411

Re: NATE 'research' paper: Phonics instruction and early reading

Medway has far more than its fair share of poor primary schools; their problems, unfortunately, do not only consist of poor advice from the local authority on phonics teaching. Yes, pseudo words should not really have a place in the initial teaching of reading except for assessment purposes. However...