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by Debbie Hepplewhite
Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:03 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: THRASS - Jumping on the Synthetic Phonics bandwagon?
Replies: 68
Views: 8156

Here is an extract from Davies' paper: I have read the main paper distributed for discussion, which largely relates to the 'synthetic phonics versus analytic phonics' debate. This debate was dealt with by John Stannard in 1999, when as the then Director of the National Literacy Strategy, he wrote, "...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:49 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: THRASS - Jumping on the Synthetic Phonics bandwagon?
Replies: 68
Views: 8156

www.standards.dfee.gov.uk/new/published/phonics/

Here are all the papers from the DfES phonics seminar (except, of course, Sue Lloyd's as she was not an 'official' speaker!).

You can find Alan Davies' (THRASS) paper here (no. 9).
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Mon Aug 29, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Miscue analysis article.
Replies: 3
Views: 910

Until such time as there is a common understanding amongst the whole teaching profession that guessing words is not a valid 'reading strategy', we shall never do justice to every beginner reader or struggling reader. I find it totally, utterly unacceptable that the DfES and Ofsted are still prevaric...