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by Susan Godsland
Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: RRF conference this Saturday
Replies: 9
Views: 2560

Re: RRF conference this Saturday

Josie Mingay was one of the RRF conference speakers. I am Literacy Leader at a large secondary school in South West London. Based in the SEN department, I deliver Literacy lessons to a wide range of students from Year 7 to 11 and co-ordinate a number of whole-school Literacy programmes across the sc...
by Susan Godsland
Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Labour Should Stand Up For Literacy
Replies: 4
Views: 1595

Re: Labour Should Stand Up For Literacy

I can only suggest you go to my twitter account https://twitter.com/SusanGodsland and look at my tweets& replies from yesterday.
by Susan Godsland
Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Prof.Willingham's book on reading
Replies: 21
Views: 8461

Re: Prof.Willingham's book on reading

Another review of Willingham's book: http://www.washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com/bookreview/raising-kids-who-read-what-parents-and-teachers-can-do But it’s comprehension that may be the most complicated aspect of reading. As Willingham persuasively argues, reading comprehension is heavily depe...
by Susan Godsland
Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Labour Should Stand Up For Literacy
Replies: 4
Views: 1595

Re: Labour Should Stand Up For Literacy

Discussion on twitter last night and Elizabeth Nonweiler joined in. She'd been to see her local Labour candidate that day to discuss Labour's policies on literacy and phonics. She learnt that: Lab has no plans to scrap phonics check or alter NC. Will let changes 'bed in'. This is good news, especial...
by Susan Godsland
Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Some Bank Holiday light reading
Replies: 10
Views: 2721

Re: Some Bank Holiday light reading

https://news.tes.co.uk/b/tes-professional/2015/04/09/slim-down-the-curriculum-to-ensure-success-for-disadvantaged-students-says-primary-head.aspx “As an experienced professional, I view the idea of a narrow curriculum with disdain and fear. Yet I have to face reality: without the appropriate academi...
by Susan Godsland
Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: RRF conference this Saturday
Replies: 9
Views: 2560

Re: RRF conference this Saturday

Prof. Greg Brooks attended the conference. He left some leaflets behind advertising his latest book:

Dictionary of the British English Spelling System.

You can purchase a copy in various formats but it's also available to view for free, online.

http://www.openbookpublishers.com/reader/325
by Susan Godsland
Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Labour Should Stand Up For Literacy
Replies: 4
Views: 1595

Labour Should Stand Up For Literacy

Alec Mahony: Labour Should Stand Up For Literacy http://www.labourteachers.org.uk/labour-should-stand-up-for-literacy-alecmahony/ I knew that words are made up of sounds and letters represent sounds. So I decided to start teaching these things and as if by magic the lads started to read. How was thi...
by Susan Godsland
Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Nick Gibb's speech to the RRF conference
Replies: 6
Views: 2255

Re: Nick Gibb's speech to the RRF conference

A couple of quotes from Dick on that thread If you you have “no problem with phonics,” “it was always there,” and so on, then why aren’t all kids passing the Check? 32 out of 40 is actually a pretty low cut score. That is, any capable reading can breeze through all of the 40 words, and the pseudo-wo...
by Susan Godsland
Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Some Bank Holiday light reading
Replies: 10
Views: 2721

Re: Some Bank Holiday light reading

It's not all sweetness and light :mrgreen: Jules Daulby: Mother Courage of the Reading Wars I am not against phonics – I say that despite being labelled a phonics denialist. I teach phonics. I know my phoneme from my grapheme, I can split a digraph (or diagraff as my daughter calls it) at 40 paces, ...
by Susan Godsland
Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Some Bank Holiday light reading
Replies: 10
Views: 2721

Re: Some Bank Holiday light reading

Fab blog from Katie Ashford, English teacher and Director of Inclusion at Michaela Community School.

How can we increase a child's vocabulary?

https://tabularasaeducation.wordpress.c ... /03/vocab/
by Susan Godsland
Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Nick Gibb's speech to the RRF conference
Replies: 6
Views: 2255

Re: Nick Gibb's speech to the RRF conference

Janet Downs 'grandparent':

'School Reform Minister, Nick Gibb, talks about phonics and gets it wrong again'

http://www.localschoolsnetwork.org.uk/2 ... ong-again/
by Susan Godsland
Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: RRF conference this Saturday
Replies: 9
Views: 2560

Re: RRF conference this Saturday

Excellent decision, Joan :cool:

Look forward to seeing you on Saturday.
by Susan Godsland
Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Ofsted: teaching reading in Stoke-failing children
Replies: 18
Views: 5015

Re: Ofsted: teaching reading in Stoke-failing children

'Too many pupils in Stoke-on-Trent getting an inadequate education, with schools not improving rapidly enough'

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/stok ... ys-schools
by Susan Godsland
Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Solity's scheme in Oxford left children 'unable to read'
Replies: 8
Views: 2373

Re: Solity's scheme in Oxford left children 'unable to read'

Jenny, Project X CODE was the version used in Oxford. See my post on this thread:

www.rrf.org.uk/messageforum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5430
by Susan Godsland
Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Solity's scheme in Oxford left children 'unable to read'
Replies: 8
Views: 2373

Solity's scheme in Oxford left children 'unable to read'

Yesterday, on twitter, 'mao' flagged up this Oxford Mail story: http://m.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/11779558.Education_boss_warns_that_Oxford_children_left____unable_to_read____after_schools_project_fails/ A SCHEME set up by Oxford City Council to improve reading in primary schools has been dubbed a “sha...