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by Judy
Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'No to Failure' Final Report
Replies: 93
Views: 8725

We can also support Jim Rose's view that good teaching is what they all need.
Exactly! :grin:
by Judy
Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'No to Failure' Final Report
Replies: 93
Views: 8725

It is not about rubbishing the fact that people have literacy difficulties. Derrie - I am puzzled as to why you have apparently addressed this remark to me! I did not say anything about 'rubbishing the fact that people have literacy difficulties'. I referred to what seems to me like 'intolerance of...
by Judy
Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'No to Failure' Final Report
Replies: 93
Views: 8725

Susan - I was actually referring to this forum and the fact that there seems to sometimes be an intolerance of any position other than that dyslexia is a myth. Personally, I don't think that a 'lack of evidence' proves anything - it could mean that we just don't have the evidence yet ! So in the mea...
by Judy
Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'No to Failure' Final Report
Replies: 93
Views: 8725

"Furthermore, I'm sure that a great many people agree with me, but they frightened to 'come out of the closet' and say so. I think that cuts both ways, Susan. It's no easier to 'come out of the closet' and 'admit' to believing that dyslexia does exist when the idea of its existence is vehemently ru...
by Judy
Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New DCSF doc. Support for Spelling
Replies: 82
Views: 7285

It illustrates that there is much misinformation and lack of clarity out there even among those who wish to see our children recieve effective reading instruction from the start.
Yes, that's what I thought - also shows what I take 'letters-to-sounds' orientation to mean.
by Judy
Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New DCSF doc. Support for Spelling
Replies: 82
Views: 7285

From the article -
Without that extra knowledge, the rule breaks down, so “eight”, “feisty”, “foreign” and “anxiety” are all spelt “ei”, although there is no “c” in sight.
Have I missed something or is the word 'anxiety' misplaced here? :???:
by Judy
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New DCSF doc. Support for Spelling
Replies: 82
Views: 7285

I had a look at the Vertical Phonics website to check whether I had remembered correctly and found a page that describes various 'phonics methods'. It doesn't seem to be possible to copy the link to that page but it's No 6 on the left-hand side of the homepage - http://www.verticalphonics.com/ (I th...
by Judy
Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New DCSF doc. Support for Spelling
Replies: 82
Views: 7285

Jenny - as I said, my point wasn't whether all the various spelling alternatives were introduced simultaneously but whether the 'architecture' of the programme followed an overall plan which eventually grouped the spellings of each phoneme together, rather than grouping together the different 'sound...
by Judy
Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New DCSF doc. Support for Spelling
Replies: 82
Views: 7285

Jenny, I agree - but what I was referring to was the overall 'architechture' (as Dick Schtuz would say!) of the whole programmes.
by Judy
Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New DCSF doc. Support for Spelling
Replies: 82
Views: 7285

Jenny wrote: For me, this raises questions about exactly what we all mean when we talk about 'linguistic phonics', 'synthetic phonics', 'letters-to-sounds' and 'sounds-to-letters'. As I understand it, the difference between teaching from letters-to-sounds and sounds-to-letters lies in the way the pr...
by Judy
Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Prof. Dombey 'explains' the Simple View of Reading :-(
Replies: 18
Views: 3036

Yvonne - I think some children somehow work out phonics for themselves. I actually taught my own three children to read before they went to school, using what was then fashionable - the Ladybird Key Words scheme :oops: - none of them ever had any problems with literacy (or hit a 'ceiling') and they ...
by Judy
Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Q & A with Torgesen on preventing reading failure
Replies: 20
Views: 2965

Jim - almost immediately after I'd written my last post, I remembered you (I think!) posting something about 'cognitive shock' a while back and wondered whether that is what's going on! On the other hand, I prefer to keep an open mind about things like visual difficulties until I know for sure that ...
by Judy
Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Q & A with Torgesen on preventing reading failure
Replies: 20
Views: 2965

'There's evidence that yawning is sometimes a symptom of stress.' I agree, Susan, but the fact that the only time they yawn is when asked to read a sentence or passage of text and not during spelling activities or individual words seems to me to indicate that they find this particular activity stre...
by Judy
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Q & A with Torgesen on preventing reading failure
Replies: 20
Views: 2965

Sorry, Yvonne, I was replying to Maizie's post when yours arrived. If you know of any such tests, I'd love to hear about them!!! I'm going purely on my observations. One little boy I used to teach did show all the signs and symptoms of 'convergence insufficiency' as described on Rod's website, inclu...
by Judy
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Q & A with Torgesen on preventing reading failure
Replies: 20
Views: 2965

It's very difficult to know what it is that they actually see because these children tend to find it difficult to describe anything in words and I don't want to 'put words into their mouths' by asking questions. They do actually know the correspondences in isolation very well and they can blend the ...