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by Debbie Hepplewhite
Sat Sep 03, 2005 10:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A most-welcome message from Geraldine Rodgers!
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

A most-welcome message from Geraldine Rodgers!

Today I received this lovely message from Geraldine and asked her permission to post it on our message board. Dear Miss Hepplewhite: Your site is most interesting! You had asked for suggestions on other materials for possible inclusion on your site. I see that you already list two fine items from Do...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Sat Sep 03, 2005 12:41 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Newbury Weekly News - Fred Redwood again!
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Newbury Weekly News - Fred Redwood again!

Synthetic Phonics has clearly made a good impression on Fred! A Word in the ear of Year 7 pupils Fred Redwood’s advice to those starting secondary school Dear Year 7 children, What a shame that grown-ups have been making such a massive fuss about the test and exam results just as you’re about to sta...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:03 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: THRASS - Jumping on the Synthetic Phonics bandwagon?
Replies: 68
Views: 8875

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: 8875

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: 1014

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...