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by Susan Godsland
Wed May 20, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Read On. Get On: new campaign
Replies: 8
Views: 4554

Re: Read On. Get On: new campaign

Do they mention that the need to encourage Reading for Pleasure is firmly embedded in the statutory element of the new National Curriculum? For example p11 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335186/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_English_220714.pdf Statutory requ...
by Susan Godsland
Mon May 18, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Prof.Willingham's book on reading
Replies: 21
Views: 10335

Re: Prof.Willingham's book on reading

There's a smart review of Willingham's book on Amazon. I bet it's written by an RRFer! http://www.amazon.co.uk/Raising-Kids-Who-Read-Teachers/dp/1118769724/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1431965368&sr=1-2&keywords=willingham What a shame, then, that this book is badly let down by the poor section on...
by Susan Godsland
Mon May 18, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New non-fiction decodables by Elizabeth Nonweiler
Replies: 4
Views: 2337

New non-fiction decodables by Elizabeth Nonweiler

There aren't too many non-fiction decodable books available so new additions are always welcome. Elizabeth Nonweiler is the author of two sets of decodables. Each set consists of 12 books. http://www.raintree.co.uk/product/9781474709323 They are also available from Amazon and Waterstones. This onlin...
by Susan Godsland
Fri May 15, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Read On. Get On: new campaign
Replies: 8
Views: 4554

Re: Read On. Get On: new campaign

Reminded me of this blog post

https://heatherfblog.wordpress.com/2014 ... h-reading/

''Most schools rely on parents to teach children to read..''
by Susan Godsland
Fri May 15, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Study: Steiner v Standard (SP+WL) literacy taught children
Replies: 2
Views: 1771

Re: Study: Steiner v Standard (SP+WL) literacy taught children

The UK's most prominent Steiner advocate is Dr.Richard House. He is a trained Steiner Waldorf teacher and now a Senior Lecturer in Education (Early Childhood) at the University of Winchester. Dr.House campaigns vigorously for a Steiner-style (anti-intellectual, no reading, no phonics, no number work...
by Susan Godsland
Thu May 14, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Study: Steiner v Standard (SP+WL) literacy taught children
Replies: 2
Views: 1771

Study: Steiner v Standard (SP+WL) literacy taught children

The development of early literacy in Steiner- and standard-educated children Anna J. Cunningham and Julia M. Carroll http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1348/000709910X522474/abstract Background. There is evidence that children who are taught to read later in childhood (age 6–7) make faster progr...
by Susan Godsland
Thu May 14, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spelfabet: Mixed methods seen through a 5yr old's eyes
Replies: 4
Views: 2254

Re: Spelfabet: Mixed methods seen through a 5yr old's eyes

Alison Clarke's latest video -do watch! Preventing literacy failure and shifting the whole Bell Curve up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mafVooDom8k&feature=youtu.be In any class of five-year-olds, some children are better prepared by nature and/or nurture to learn to read, but the way early literac...
by Susan Godsland
Wed May 13, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Parenting Skills and Literacy Problems
Replies: 4
Views: 2269

Re: Parenting Skills and Literacy Problems

Adults love controlling the way kids spend the hours of the day. What's the payoff for all their meddling? http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2015/05/the_hours_acade.html The big result is the lack of results. Controlling for family and child background, time in school and studying barely help - an...
by Susan Godsland
Wed May 13, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Is Reading Recovery still funded directly by the government?
Replies: 4
Views: 1747

Re: Is Reading Recovery still funded directly by the government?

My information is that in 2011 the formerly ring-fenced ECaR funding was incorporated into the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG). There is also the pupil premium, which is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. These funds are bein...
by Susan Godsland
Wed May 13, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Anne Glennie TESS article 'Bring on the reading wars'
Replies: 9
Views: 3119

Re: Anne Glennie TESS article 'Bring on the reading wars'

Don't miss listening to this download of Anne Glennie talking about essentials of teaching reading and what's missing from Scottish ITT http://www.edutalk.info/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Anne-Glennie-on-Edutalk-12-05-2015.mp3 I've also heard that Tom Bennett has booked Anne to speak at researchED Sc...
by Susan Godsland
Tue May 12, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fantastic news for phonics that Nick Gibb won his seat! ;-))
Replies: 10
Views: 3683

Re: Fantastic news for phonics that Nick Gibb won his seat! ;-))

I've just learnt that Nick Gibb returns to the DfE as Minister of State for Schools

:grin:
by Susan Godsland
Mon May 11, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Is it a SpLD-dysgraphia or simply poor handwriting practice?
Replies: 1
Views: 1717

Is it a SpLD-dysgraphia or simply poor handwriting practice?

Debbie originally wrote this piece on 'dysgraphia' for the members of the DDOLL Network. With her permission I've put it on here as I think it contains such a lot of useful information about the subject of handwriting from someone who actually spends a lot of time in schools and can see what's happe...
by Susan Godsland
Sat May 09, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: TES: Goswami on 'dyslexia' and D.McGuinness' critique (long)
Replies: 13
Views: 22625

Re: TES: Goswami on 'dyslexia' and D.McGuinness' critique (long)

Article in today's Telegraph - Usha Goswami is interviewed on the subject of 'dyslexia'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/11592620/The-last-word-ondyslexia.html The way language is heard by children with dyslexia is subtly different to the way the rest of us hear language.” It is t...
by Susan Godsland
Sat May 09, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Prof.Willingham's book on reading
Replies: 21
Views: 10335

Re: Prof.Willingham's book on reading

https://gregashman.wordpress.com/2015/05/09/i-do-that-already/ I wasn’t at researchED New York but I understand that Dan Willingham gave a talk about how to convince people. No doubt, this has been informed by the interactions that he has had following his well-publicised views on the lack of eviden...