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by chew8
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 47
Views: 34561

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

An argument commonly used against the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check (e.g. in the recent survey conducted by Clark and Glazzard) is that good readers are disadvantaged because they are so used to reading for meaning that they read the non-words as real words. This argument is challenged by Prof. Ann...
by chew8
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 47
Views: 34561

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

In my earlier post on the Clark-Glazzard survey I didn’t mention the following comment from one respondent: ‘Our children who were reading for meaning would try to make sense of the nonsense word on the test and therefore failed the test’. This sort of complaint has been quite common, but I found no...
by chew8
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 47
Views: 34561

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

This has now appeared: https://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/nursery-world/news/1165809/focus-on-phonics-criticised-in-new-survey?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter If the Phonics Screening Check causes stress for children, surely the fault lies with the way that teachers are administering it rather tha...
by chew8
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2018 Phonics Screening Check results
Replies: 1
Views: 2521

2018 Phonics Screening Check results

These results have just been announced:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... gland-2018

Jenny C.
by chew8
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics debate in Australia
Replies: 10
Views: 6526

Re: Phonics debate in Australia

This article has now appeared:

https://amp.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/foc ... ssion=true

Jenny C.
by chew8
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics debate in Australia
Replies: 10
Views: 6526

Re: Phonics debate in Australia

Someone has now given the following link on Twitter:

http://howtoteachreading.org.uk/the-pho ... -in-irony/

The piece is a real tour de force - both funny and very hard-hitting.

Jenny C.
by chew8
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics debate in Australia
Replies: 10
Views: 6526

Re: Phonics debate in Australia

For those not on Twitter, dozens of Twitter comments can be seen here:

https://twitter.com/hashtag/phonicsdeba ... =refgoogle

Jenny C.
by chew8
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics debate in Australia
Replies: 10
Views: 6526

Re: Phonics debate in Australia

by chew8
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics debate in Australia
Replies: 10
Views: 6526

Re: Phonics debate in Australia

Oh dear - I wanted to watch the debate again but am now getting the message that the video has been removed by the user. I'll see if I can find another route to it.

Jenny C.``
by chew8
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics debate in Australia
Replies: 10
Views: 6526

Phonics debate in Australia

This debate took place today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRE2OKL6EtY&app=desktop The preliminaries go on for about 45 minutes before the debate itself starts. The three speaking in favour of systematic synthetic phonics do an excellent job. I think the first questioner from the floor is right t...
by chew8
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 47
Views: 34561

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

Thanks for the Share extracts, maizie - he's always very good value. There’s also this 1990 article by Wimmer and Hummer: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/applied-psycholinguisticsarticle/how-germanspeaking-first-graders-read-and-spell-doubts-on-the-importance-of-the-logographic-stage/49B5D90...
by chew8
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 47
Views: 34561

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

I’m adding to this thread because I've just revisited a 1999 article by Henrietta Dombey, a contributor to Reading the Evidence . The article was in Literacy Today : Uta Frith has shown us that children go about the business of identifying new words in fundamentally different ways as they go through...
by chew8
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Synthetic and analytic phonics
Replies: 0
Views: 3372

Synthetic and analytic phonics

Prof. Rhona Johnston, the lead researcher in the Clackmannanshire studies, has done a re-analysis of data included in two existing meta-analyses and has shown problems with them or with the way they have been interpreted. She has given this to the RRF: http://rrf.org.uk/2018/06/17/examining-the-evid...