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by chew8
Wed May 18, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Moderator's actions
Replies: 13
Views: 3546

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: 1582

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: 1582

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: 4962

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: 4962

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: 1775

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: 2371

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...