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by Elizabeth
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Year 3 Phonics Screening Check Pilot
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Year 3 Phonics Screening Check Pilot

Year 3 Phonics Screening Check Pilot https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/588735/Phonics_Ad-Hoc_Final.pdf This report shows a lack of understanding of the importance of the Phonics Check and how to ensure children learn to read well enough to succeed with it. I s...
by Elizabeth
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: just testing
Replies: 0
Views: 445

just testing

I am just checking whether the technology is working for me and I can send a message.
by Elizabeth
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reading Schemes - "Decodable" or "Look and Say"?
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Re: Reading Schemes - "Decodable" or "Look and Say"?

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by Elizabeth
Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reading Schemes - "Decodable" or "Look and Say"?
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Reading Schemes - "Decodable" or "Look and Say"?

“Decodable books” are books the reader can decode. The term is usually used to mean the books in a reading scheme where the levels are structured according to how easy it is to decode the words, using a phonic approach. The terms “Look and Say” and “Whole Word” are usually used to mean a method of t...
by Elizabeth
Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Choral Reading
Replies: 1
Views: 767

Choral Reading

A talk was given as part of a project I am involved with. One of the speakers promoted choral reading. She said choral reading is good "after children have acquired basic phonics skills". Do any readers have experience of using choral reading or know about evidence for or against the use choral read...
by Elizabeth
Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: American Study: New guide to foundational reading skills
Replies: 6
Views: 1525

American Study: New guide to foundational reading skills

This is what we would expect. There is strong evidence for the following recommendations: - Develop awareness of the segments of sounds in speech and how they link to letters - Teach students to decode words, analyse word parts, and write and recognise words A new What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) prac...
by Elizabeth
Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Year 3 reading standards
Replies: 6
Views: 1576

Re: Year 3 reading standards

Thank you for all this work Jenny. It is interesting and helpful to know that the Phonics Check results correlate with the other measures of success with reading and writing, including reading comprehension.
by Elizabeth
Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: B is for Book.
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Re: B is for Book.

The English National Curriculum states: Pupils should be taught to read aloud accurately books that are consistent with their developing phonic knowledge and that do not require them to use other strategies to work out words. These children were clearly being asked to read books that were not "consi...
by Elizabeth
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Documentary about learning to read
Replies: 0
Views: 871

Documentary about learning to read

" B Is for Book " on BBC 4 at 9 p.m. next Tuesday and 3p.m. next Wednesday. Documentary following a group of primary schoolchildren over the course of a year as they learn to read. Some of them make a flying start, but others struggle even with the alphabet. The film takes us into their home lives, ...
by Elizabeth
Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Accelerated Reader and early reading
Replies: 0
Views: 854

Accelerated Reader and early reading

From Best Evidence in Brief Not so fast for Accelerated Reader and early reading Accelerated Reader is a computerised supplementary reading programme that provides guided reading instruction from ages 4-18. It aims to improve reading skills through reading practice and by frequent feedback on studen...
by Elizabeth
Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: David Didau replies to Michael Rosen on phonics and spelling
Replies: 5
Views: 1327

Re: David Didau replies to Michael Rosen on phonics and spelling

It is difficult to believe Michael Rosen still doesn't understand what phonics teaching is all about. It wouldn't matter, except that he gets lots of publicity and many people seem to take him seriously.
by Elizabeth
Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Trainees told to modify their accents for teaching phonics
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Re: Trainees told to modify their accents for teaching phonics

Joan wrote: I've been thinking about this, and wondered how all you trainers advise the classroom teachers you train? I find some classroom teachers worry about their accent, but it is not usually a problem. I agree with FE Tutor: they should be told to talk about differences and model in the region...
by Elizabeth
Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Trainees told to modify their accents for teaching phonics
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Re: Trainees told to modify their accents for teaching phonics

I wrote a reply on this topic to Phys.org: http://phys.org/news/2016-05-exposes-prejudice-teachers-northern-accents.html I have found that there are people in the South of England who believe that they speak correctly with no accent and that other people have accents. This is an illogical and prejud...
by Elizabeth
Fri May 06, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Research supports use of SP for initial teaching of reading
Replies: 13
Views: 2582

Re: Research supports use of SP for initial teaching of reading

I think it is likely that no-one was deliberately inaccurate or dishonest. However, if the programme was not what we or others, including the DfE , describe as synthetic phonics, then the conclusions in the media about synthetic phonics teaching, based on this report, are not really valid.