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by elsy
Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: SP's Need for Multi-year Instruction
Replies: 14
Views: 2397

However, there have been more than a few posts on TES from reception teachers who have taught synthetic phonics which is not continued in Y1.
by elsy
Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:12 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Catch Up intervention programme -weasel words
Replies: 5
Views: 917

How can we highlight that Letters and Sounds is not about a new 'initiative' - but a completely different understanding from previous advice about how to teach and remediate reading? In the past we have discussed the possibility for catchy phrases - even words like 'no guessing' I believe have had ...
by elsy
Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Catch Up intervention programme -weasel words
Replies: 5
Views: 917

One aim of the session is "To give an opportunity to identify which reading strategies the learner uses" These appear on a records sheet as Uses initial phoneme to decode word* Uses more than initial phoneme Blends phonemes accurately Chunks longer words into syllables Substitutes a meaningful word ...
by elsy
Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Observer: NPHA say no to 'formal' teaching until age 6
Replies: 2
Views: 1196

Well said, Debbie. One look at the marking criteria for the KS1 SATs writing tasks shows how much has to be crammed in. The NPHA could do worse than call for an end to the expectation of children aged 6 and 7 to write in genre . Just a thought, neither in favour nor against learning through play: ho...
by elsy
Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:31 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Special Needs
Replies: 6
Views: 1347

And, the sad truth is of course,as Jim says, if you don’t learn to read there is a high possibility that you will eventually end up with special needs .
This reminded me of the economic well-being element of Every Child Matters.
by elsy
Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Independent: Secondary school reading test demanded
Replies: 4
Views: 1061

We found that daily silent reading improved children's SATs comprehension performance at KS1. However, the poor readers do not do the comprehension task and during silent reading they actually do silent (or not so silent) page turning and/or looking at illustrations and/or work through quite challen...
by elsy
Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Guessing and Fluency
Replies: 3
Views: 763

PLEASE!!!!

Sorry for the duplicate message, I was debugged!
by elsy
Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Guessing and Fluency
Replies: 3
Views: 763

PLEASE!!!"
by elsy
Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: SATs Reading Criteria
Replies: 18
Views: 2514

I think the new ALS came out last Autumn. I met some TAs from our neighbouring junior school on the training course for it when I was attending a different course. The buzz was that searchlights were out and phonics was the strategy for reading. I'll look out for the new ELS after half term then. I ...
by elsy
Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Book People: Read Write Inc. books offer
Replies: 2
Views: 1283

Thanks Susan. i think they come round to our school so I'll look out for the next batch.
by elsy
Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Letters and Sounds Overview and Weekly Planning
Replies: 28
Views: 4667

I just wanted to say that our Y1 phase leader has found 'Letters and Sounds' really easy to plan from and is very enthusiastic about beginning to us it in September.

:grin:
by elsy
Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Harry Potter
Replies: 10
Views: 2598

Sadly I know children (KS1) who claim to read Harry Potter yet who would struggle with the Jelly and Bean Blends and Clusters series or ORT. I have not heard them read HP but even some of our 'good' readers, when reading aloud simpler books, skip words or make up goggledegook when they come to words...
by elsy
Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: TREAT: listen to R4 book 'The Heart of the Dales'
Replies: 4
Views: 1764

I don't recall him ever visiting my N Yorks. primary school, but then it wasn't quite in the Dales! It certainly was nothing like any of the anecdotes I've ever heard. :grin:
by elsy
Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Is the silly season upon us??
Replies: 5
Views: 1127

I haven't found that allowing our boys to dress up in frilly dresses helps their reading. Must check that one out! In one case I know it did not have an adverse effect on the little lad's footballing prowess. :razz:
by elsy
Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:41 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Wyse/Styles anti-SP article in UKLA journal
Replies: 6
Views: 1067

Lesley Drake wrote:
The only way to shut these idiots up is just to get on and teach all the children in our schools to read with synthetic phonics.

Which is what lots of us are busy doing.
Absolutely!