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by elsy
Mon May 03, 2004 1:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: DfES - new directions
Replies: 7
Views: 2074

Absolutely!
by elsy
Mon May 03, 2004 12:58 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: speaking and spelling
Replies: 6
Views: 1939

It's a good point about your own voice. I find children are much better at spelling when I articulate clearly. I have found that the poorest writers (mainly Y1) are very often reluctant, even to the point of refusal, to sound out words for themselves. I find this very frustrating both for the reason...
by elsy
Fri Apr 30, 2004 9:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What's happened to the last two weeks messages?
Replies: 6
Views: 1678

However, I did end up in debug mode everytime I posted last night.

Testing, testing ELS
by elsy
Fri Apr 30, 2004 9:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What's happened to the last two weeks messages?
Replies: 6
Views: 1678

Well it can't have been down to me then...

...unless the messages have been taken hostage until I agree to bare all too!
by elsy
Fri Apr 02, 2004 1:07 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Whole Language bombast from Kenneth Goodman c. 2004
Replies: 8
Views: 1407

I would be (anonymously) interested to know whether the ELS materials were put together by a team each working separately on different weeks or whether time was running out as they progressed which is why some of the later sections become more sketchy and less explicit. Also, after it was piloted, w...
by elsy
Fri Apr 02, 2004 12:58 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Floating idea for Reception/Early Years
Replies: 20
Views: 4875

It certainly would not work in my infant school. The first year we would probably end up with 1 Y2 class and 5 Y1. The second year, I really can't guess what would happen. The Y2 class would go to the juniors, there would be about 1 class worth of first time Y1s to go to Y2, but I couldn't predict h...
by elsy
Fri Mar 19, 2004 1:52 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Syllable Method
Replies: 6
Views: 1876

I hope posters don't mind me bringing this to the top again. I thought new visitors to the forum might relish this alternative to ELS.

Elsy
by elsy
Tue Jan 06, 2004 9:34 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The NLS Early Literacy Support programme
Replies: 32
Views: 14579

Hi Debbie,
I posted a reply very early this morning but it seems to have got lost. I'm afraid I can't remember now what I wrote as it was in the wee small hours.

No, I don't follow the script exactly and will try to find time over the next few weeks to note how I deviate, and feed back to you.
by elsy
Sat Jan 03, 2004 2:10 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The NLS Early Literacy Support programme
Replies: 32
Views: 14579

Have been following the synthetic phonics discussion on the TES site for quite a while. I am a TA running ELS sessions. Reading this message board I wondered if the same situation prevails in other schools as in mine. ELS groups run almost independently of other literacy teaching. Takeaway activitie...