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by Debbie Hepplewhite
Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:38 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: How to make a school reconsider?
Replies: 20
Views: 3219

You must feel somewhat gratified after all your efforts, Amandas!

I am so pleased for the pupils and the teachers! And soon the parents should notice a big difference!

Well done!
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:36 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Synthetic Phonics teaching model
Replies: 1
Views: 674

Synthetic Phonics teaching model

http://www.syntheticphonics.com/teachingmodel.htm

This has been keeping me busy!

What do you think?
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Sun Sep 04, 2005 9:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: good luck for new school year
Replies: 3
Views: 756

...and so say all of us!
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Sun Sep 04, 2005 9:58 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Dyslexia Myth
Replies: 31
Views: 3645

Jenny - I think that what you have just written would be ideal for the next newsletter! This last academic year I taught a class of Y5/6 children with substantial difficulties with reading, spelling, handwriting - even drawing - in varying degrees and in different ways. You can imagine by this age ...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Sun Sep 04, 2005 1:34 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Website to explore
Replies: 0
Views: 909

Website to explore

by Debbie Hepplewhite
Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:56 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The prevalence of guessing - please add examples!
Replies: 19
Views: 3292

Straight from the National Literacy Strategy Year 1 intervention programme - Early Literacy Support (p.23): Shared Reading ● work out an unfamiliar word based on the pictures and the context of the sentence; ● re-read sentence with suggested word: Does it sound right in this sentence? ● cross-check ...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The prevalence of guessing - please add examples!
Replies: 19
Views: 3292

The prevalence of guessing - please add examples!

http://www.donpotter.net/PDF/Lowe,%20How%20They%20Read.pdf I am in the process of having a good look at Don Potter's website. Please note the date of Lowe's article - 1951. Here we are 54 years later still promoting the guessing of words! I have described over and again that we cannot move forward a...
by Debbie Hepplewhite
Sat Sep 03, 2005 10:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A most-welcome message from Geraldine Rodgers!
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

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: 1028

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: 9406

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: 9406

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: 1085

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...