Search found 1829 matches

by g.carter
Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reading Recovery
Replies: 11
Views: 1860

This 2002 letter - largely ignored it seems by the ed establishment here, in Australia and in the US (though they appear to be dropping Reading Recovery in parts of the US) is worth printing out in full again: May 21, 2002 EVIDENCE- BASED RESEARCH ON READING RECOVERY We are an international group of...
by g.carter
Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:29 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: ROSE REVIEW: FINAL REPORT
Replies: 30
Views: 7426

Computer exploded before the rose report - so am thrilled and relieved that the report spells it out with such clarity - well done, EVERYONE..and hope that heartfelt thanks passed to jim rose. The backlash on news 24 yesterday was pretty feeble and full of misinformation - most glaring the lack of c...
by g.carter
Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:10 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Size of vocabulary
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

They deconstruct.
by g.carter
Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:44 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Getting It Right
Replies: 1
Views: 917

Jim - Educating Rottenly Dependent People - a truely cynical reposte to House of Commons Select Committee recommendations .
by g.carter
Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:40 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: More from France
Replies: 8
Views: 3472

Eliz. I've copied this into the right thread....g: Elizabeth Joined: 20 Nov 2004 Posts: 292 Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:52 pm    Post subject: ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Thank you, Dick, for translating this. I wonder if the French have the equivalent of ...
by g.carter
Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:36 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Size of vocabulary
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

No, Lesley. They 'read' the pictures.
by g.carter
Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:33 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: More from France
Replies: 8
Views: 3472

Fantastique - thanks, Dick.

And the remaining 20% - and we have to go across the Channel to find anyone other than rrfers and a splattering o f other, mainly non-establishment figures, to express concern about this lost generation.
by g.carter
Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Catastrophe' of undergraduates who cannot write ...
Replies: 20
Views: 3163

'Catastrophe' of undergraduates who cannot write ...

In the Sunday Telegraph today Julie Henry, Education Correspondent writes : "British undergraduates are incapable of composing even the most basic English sentences, according to a damning new report. The Royal Literary Fund study, due to be published later this month, describes the writing skills o...
by g.carter
Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:39 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: defining synthetic phonics
Replies: 27
Views: 3880

For the Wikipedia entry I'd go for something like the Greg Brooks definition of reading (not of spelling). For people like Ruth Kelly , for the lay person, for parents and governors, I'd hammer home the difference between synthetic and analytic phonics and include (an adaptation) of Brooks definitio...
by g.carter
Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:13 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Viva la France!
Replies: 4
Views: 1635

Thanks, Susan for the clarification - of course! But what a lovely conceit to think of French children smelling their perfumed books in an attempt to crack the code...you with your balanced reading and we with our searchlights have had some dotty ideas to contend with but no smells involved. I hope ...
by g.carter
Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:05 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Synthetic Phonic Myths
Replies: 26
Views: 26156

'All children are different and need different approaches...' was constantly trotted out to me. Where, I repeat, are the critics pointing to the success of their mixed methods - not with the 70%-80% who learn to read without much trouble just by getting the practice in, but the remainder - they are ...
by g.carter
Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:23 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Viva la France!
Replies: 4
Views: 1635

Thanks, too, Dick. I think this is a wonderful document that should be distributed widely and go to Jim Rose - though he must be drowning in paper.
I love the expressive French take on things .... 'It includes understanding that letters code sound and not smell.'
by g.carter
Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:03 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 9pm Mon 6 March - Sue, Ruth & Debbie on Teachers TV
Replies: 50
Views: 7320

Can't view anything, as per usual, but how interesting are the comments. Mona McNee's succinct observations, those of the Hydrabad researchers, and loads more. And the downer, of course, Prof. Dombey... why, oh why, doen't she look at the dreadful tail of underachievement in her own territory - Brig...
by g.carter
Fri Mar 10, 2006 7:18 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Miscue Analysis
Replies: 5
Views: 1461

Thanks, Jim. There was some truely classy editing by Jenny. This type of miscue analysis needs to be knocked on the head as firmly as possible. Only 3 years ago a friend doing a PGCE on Henrietta Dombey's patch - did virtually nothing on code, and mountains of stuff/pupil observation/written miscue ...
by g.carter
Fri Mar 10, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Every Child a Reader programme
Replies: 9
Views: 2192

I've broken my own rule to ignore these people unless there is anything to add that can possibly make any difference. I suppose what's important to get across is that Reading Recovery is a junk programme (with the addition of a little junk phonics), and that playing with sounds is faux-naive phonics...