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by Susan Godsland
Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Prof.Willingham's book on reading
Replies: 21
Views: 9744

Re: Prof.Willingham's book on reading

Latest (spring) issue of American Educator includes an extensive piece from Willingham's book:

For the Love of Reading
Engaging Students in a Lifelong Pursuit
By Daniel T. Willingham

http://www.aft.org/ae/spring2015/willingham
by Susan Godsland
Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: DfE paper: Reading: the next steps
Replies: 7
Views: 2481

Re: DfE paper: Reading: the next steps

I'm a bit disappointed that the secondary case studies focussed on things like DEAR and didn't mention what was done for the children who come into sec. struggling with their reading. DEAR? DIRE more like it :( I searched for advice from the DfE for secondary catch-up and the most recent info. I co...
by Susan Godsland
Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: DfE paper: Reading: the next steps
Replies: 7
Views: 2481

DfE paper: Reading: the next steps

New DfE paper out today with an introduction by Nick Gibb Reading: the next steps How the government will support schools to improve reading standards, and promote reading for pleasure. This document is aimed at all schools. It outlines the government’s approach to reading, and sets out: - evidence ...
by Susan Godsland
Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Prof.Willingham's book on reading
Replies: 21
Views: 9744

Re: Prof.Willingham's book on reading

There's an extract from Willingham's forthcoming book, in the TES tomorrow https://news.tes.co.uk/b/tes-professional/2015/02/26/phonics-versus-whole-word-who-wins-the-reading-battle.aspx “What sound do you associate with the letter 'p'?” Willingham asks. “You might think of it as 'puh' but that’s ac...
by Susan Godsland
Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sad news
Replies: 4
Views: 3091

Re: Sad news

Joyce Morris obituary http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/jan/16/joyce-morris In 1983 she began an investigation at Roehampton Institute of Higher Education (now Roehampton University) to discover to what extent student teachers, at the beginning of their pre-service courses, understood the na...
by Susan Godsland
Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Writing by hand is on the way to extinction.
Replies: 33
Views: 10722

Re: Writing by hand is on the way to extinction.

You might like to investigate Debbie's Handwriting website:

http://www.debbiehepplewhitehandwriting.com/

There's also the National Handwriting Association -for advice:

http://www.nha-handwriting.org.uk/
by Susan Godsland
Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Writing by hand is on the way to extinction.
Replies: 33
Views: 10722

Re: Writing by hand is on the way to extinction.

It's fine on this thread -on topic!

Free customisable handwriting sheets to print out:
http://www.senteacher.org/Worksheet/35/ ... ting.xhtml
by Susan Godsland
Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Prof.Willingham's book on reading
Replies: 21
Views: 9744

Prof.Willingham's book on reading

The wonderful Prof. Daniel Willingham has written a book about reading (published 1st April) Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do http://www.amazon.co.uk/Raising-Kids-Who-Read-Teachers/dp/1118769724/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1422969703&sr=1-1&keywords=Raising+Kids+Who+Read!#r...
by Susan Godsland
Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics for Adults and Teens
Replies: 2
Views: 1516

Phonics for Adults and Teens

Tricia Millar has updated her website: Phonics for Adults and Teens There's a very informative ppt: http://trt-for-teachers.com/phonics-for-adults/ Also some short video clips: Word Building versus Spelling http://trt-for-teachers.com/2015/01/08/word-building-versus-spelling/ And, if you click on 'D...
by Susan Godsland
Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Writing by hand is on the way to extinction.
Replies: 33
Views: 10722

Re: Writing by hand is on the way to extinction.

BBC Radio World Service. The Forum

Listen to:

Professor Karin James

Why handwriting is good for brain development

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hnxmq
by Susan Godsland
Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: English children outperform fellow UK pupils at reading
Replies: 15
Views: 5135

Re: English children outperform fellow UK pupils at reading

More bad news from Wales re. literacy. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-30778644 In a report on literacy standards of 11 to 14-year-olds, education watchdog Estyn blamed a lack of time and support for schools. The provision to develop pupils' literacy skills in a majority of schools was only "adeq...
by Susan Godsland
Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Infant discernment of phonemes
Replies: 3
Views: 1728

Re: Infant discernment of phonemes

I think this may be related Diane McG's book 'Growing a Reader from Birth' (excellent book BTW) has a section on categorical perception . ''Sounds closer to a ba are heard as a clear ba, and sounds closer to a pa are heard as a clear pa. The brain insists on filing these sounds into two categories a...
by Susan Godsland
Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: English children outperform fellow UK pupils at reading
Replies: 15
Views: 5135

Re: English children outperform fellow UK pupils at reading

So, how's the Welsh play-based curriculum for 3-7yr olds doing in its bid to break the link between poverty and low attainment?

I think you can guess.

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales ... nk-8409110
by Susan Godsland
Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Primary schools rated 'Good' or 'Outstanding'
Replies: 27
Views: 8427

Re: Primary schools rated 'Good' or 'Outstanding'

BTW, if you're interested in finding out about a particular school's performance in the KS2 SATs 2014, use this

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/
by Susan Godsland
Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics catch up? And now for something completely different
Replies: 0
Views: 1610

Phonics catch up? And now for something completely different

Gordon Askew writes about the role of synthetic phonics in 'catch up' 'And now for something completely different' http://ssphonix.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/and-now-for-something-completely.html I am often asked about the role of phonics in 'catch up'. Some learners are in KS2, KS3 or beyond and, sadly...