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by chew8
Fri May 20, 2005 3:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: synthetic phonics training, Sound Discovery
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

Synthetic phonics training, Sound Discovery

Dear Guest, I wish I knew who you were - it might make discussion easier. I don't know whether you and I have read the same parts of Dr Grant's 'Sound Discovery' website. The nearest thing I can find to what you seem to be referring to above is a paper by her headed 'How does Sound Discovery match u...
by chew8
Fri May 20, 2005 9:35 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: synthetic phonics training, Sound Discovery
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

Synthetic phonics training, Sound Discovery

The message immediately above obviously needs to be read in the light of reply No. 7 in the 'Moderator's actions' thread!

Jenny.
by chew8
Thu May 19, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Moderator's actions
Replies: 13
Views: 2226

Moderator's actions

Just to clarify: When I used the word 'friction' I was referring to snide comments being made by advocates of one brand of code-based teaching about advocates of another brand of code-based teaching. My own view is that this kind of aggro. is quite different from, and much less productive than, calm...
by chew8
Wed May 18, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Moderator's actions
Replies: 13
Views: 2226

Moderator's actions

As a committee member, I would like to say that I support the actions which Susan has taken, as moderator, to delete certain messages and ban further discussion of the topic that was causing friction.
by chew8
Wed May 18, 2005 5:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: a little birdie told me
Replies: 3
Views: 850

Sorry - one other thing I should have said was that because the first two messages in this thread are from 'guests' I have no idea who the senders are or where they are coming from. That doesn't affect the issue, however. I would just like to feel that all those who post on the RRF message-board hav...
by chew8
Wed May 18, 2005 4:28 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: a little birdie told me
Replies: 3
Views: 850

A little birdie told me

Sorry if I'm being a wet blanket, but I am uneasy about these veiled but snide comments. Many of us are working hard, in our various ways, to secure the best possible teaching for children. I think that we should be generous about approaches which differ from ours, provided that the differences don'...
by chew8
Wed May 18, 2005 8:13 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spelling
Replies: 21
Views: 2810

Spelling

Re. top spelling tips: 'i before e' is certainly the only rule that most people remember being taught, but it's actually pretty useless, as, in its proper form, it applies to only 8 individual words (5 if you group related words) and there are virtually as many genuine exceptions. The 8/5 are concei...
by chew8
Mon May 16, 2005 1:55 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spelling
Replies: 21
Views: 2810

Spelling

I have long felt that one probably has to walk a bit of a tightrope on this one. In reading, our first aim is to teach the underlying principle of decoding. Because most English graphemes can be decoded in more than one way, however, there is a stage at which we are not horrified if children decode ...
by chew8
Mon May 16, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Information, please!
Replies: 3
Views: 1178

Information, please!

I have just seen a document headed 'Phonics PhAQs - frequently-asked questions from LEAs'. It looks as if this has been sent out to LEAs. Have any of you out there seen it? If so, can you let me know in what context? Reply via the message-board if you wish, or otherwise to me privately - jennifer@ch...
by chew8
Mon Nov 03, 2003 2:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Unofficial research project
Replies: 0
Views: 1885

Unofficial research project

Just a reminder to anyone else who is interested in submitting results for the letters-per-minute study - it would be nice to have contributions by 10 November, though anything submitted after that will also be useful. The idea is to get the class to write as many letters of the alphabet as they can...