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by chew8
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 43
Views: 11186

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

My last post was mainly about the problems that the Machin et al. study has caused by classifying something as synthetic phonics (s.p.) which was not Clackmannanshire-style s.p. I want to make it clear that in spite of those problems, I don’t regard Machin et al. as ‘phonics detractors’. In fact, th...
by chew8
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 43
Views: 11186

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

More thoughts.... The fact that neither Glazzard nor Krashen mentioned the 2018 Torgerson et al. tertiary review made me wonder if any contributor other than Clark mentioned it. I found that only Jeff McQuillan did, but rather in passing, as his main focus is the 2016 Machin et al. study. I commente...
by chew8
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 43
Views: 11186

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

This thread has apparently been at least partly responsible for the appearance of another book edited by Margaret Clark. In Chapter 1 she writes that ‘A negative tone is now appearing in a few reviews in England and being widely circulated on the Reading Reform Foundation Discussion Forum stimulated...
by chew8
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Another attack on synthetic phonics
Replies: 2
Views: 1835

Re: Another attack on synthetic phonics

Warwick Mansell is just one of many people who are very critical of Nick Gibb. They could do with realising that what Gibb and the Conservatives have done is to put some extra weight behind initiatives originally introduced by a Labour government – e.g. the Rose review (2006) and Letters and Sounds ...
by chew8
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Another attack on synthetic phonics
Replies: 2
Views: 1835

Another attack on synthetic phonics

A fellow RRFer has alerted me to this: https://www.teachers.org.uk/education-policies/research/synthetic-phonics Oh dear.... It gives a link to the abstract of the Torgerson, Brooks, Gascoine and Higgins tertiary review, published in January 2018. I have the full article, and one thing that worried ...
by chew8
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: David Philpot 1945-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1403

Re: David Philpot 1945-2018

Sad news - thanks for letting us know.

Jenny C.
by chew8
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 43
Views: 11186

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

In my first post in this thread, I mentioned Johnston and Watson’s critiques of the 2006 Torgerson, Brooks and Hall review (‘A systematic review of the research literature on the use of phonics in the teaching of reading and spelling’). The review itself is available on line, but the Johnston and Wa...
by chew8
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Good news for phonics
Replies: 0
Views: 1438

Good news for phonics

Nick Gibb remains in post:

https://schoolsweek.co.uk/nick-gibb-rem ... reshuffle/

Jenny C.
by chew8
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Blog-post by Debra Kidd
Replies: 2
Views: 1597

Blog-post by Debra Kidd

An RRFer recently drew my attention to this: https://debrakidd.wordpress.com/2017/12/05/and-now-good-news-for-reading/ In its original form, it contained inaccurate statements about the Clackmannanshire 7-year longitudinal study, but corrections were made after I posted comments pointing this out. T...
by chew8
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 43
Views: 11186

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

I’ve now noticed something else in Dombey’s chapter in the ‘Reading the Evidence’ book: she misrepresents an article by Cunningham and Stanovich (American Educator, Spring/Summer 1998) by citing it as support for her statement that ‘Children who do not feel interested or involved, who respond in a p...
by chew8
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 43
Views: 11186

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

As I've said, what I've written her about this book doesn't really amount to a review. I've been googling to see if I can find reviews, but have had little success. I found this, however, in connection with a book launch organised by the Australian Literacy Educators' Association (ALEA): 'ALEA Perth...
by chew8
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics in Cameroon
Replies: 1
Views: 1367

Re: Phonics in Cameroon

I haven't read the whole thing yet, but I'm sure it's appropriate to say 'Take a bow, Sue Lloyd'!

Jenny C.
by chew8
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 43
Views: 11186

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

I hope many people will read the book themselves and not just take my word for what it says.

Jenny C.
by chew8
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 43
Views: 11186

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

Thanks, Debbie. What I've written doesn't really amount to a 'review' - all I've done is to pick out some points which strike me as particularly crucial for us at the present time.

Jenny C.
by chew8
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 43
Views: 11186

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

Re. people seeing only what they want to see: one of the things that has always irritated me about those who favour mixed methods or a whole language type of approach is that they predict that an early synthetic phonics approach will have a negative impact on children’s comprehension, enjoyment of r...