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by ealteacher
Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: krashen has always made sense to me
Replies: 14
Views: 2539

Thanks Susan
Have had a quick read.
Krashen does NOT seem to make sense in that three months ahead of norms is not regarded by him as significant.
I will email him myself.
thanks for presentation of argument in this form.
Pat Oxley-Wakefield
by ealteacher
Fri Apr 21, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: krashen has always made sense to me
Replies: 14
Views: 2539

Hi Elizabeth Thanks for replying to my post! I think you put Krashen's ideas very succinctly! thanks. I don't know how well I can answer your question but here goes with some ideas - I am sure you will be aware of them anyway. there have been studies of children who were deprived of language input i...
by ealteacher
Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: krashen has always made sense to me
Replies: 14
Views: 2539

krashen has always made sense to me

My message is just that. My background has been language acquisition and lately the teaching of reading using synthetic phonics. Krashen receives a bad press on this forum. I have always found his input hypothesis extremely useful in my teaching. Go Krashen. I thnk he is a good guy!! Pat Oxley-Wakef...
by ealteacher
Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Krashen, denying reality, full steam ahead
Replies: 4
Views: 1040

What can a poor teacher do?
I read the article.
It makes sense to me.
I agree with it.
I believe in synthetic phonic teaching and I also believe in the input hypothesis of Krashen.
Why should I not? It makes sense to me.
Pat Oxley-Wakefield
by ealteacher
Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Classroom Discipline
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

I think what bothers me more than bad behaviour in children who cannot read is apathy and strategies: this is the children in secondary school whose reading skills are poor and who join us for our Ruth Miskin programme. so far there is no child whose decoding skills have not improved under this prog...
by ealteacher
Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:56 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Synthetic phonics and deaf children
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Hi Hilary I have a deaf child in my year seven reading group. She is not profoundly deaf but does have significant loss. this child is making progress - i met her mother the other week who is very pleased with her. We use Ruth Miskin Literacy with her - the RML1 programme which is for primary age. W...
by ealteacher
Thu Mar 23, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: off-topic? writing forum?
Replies: 0
Views: 886

off-topic? writing forum?

I am sorry if this is a bit off-topic. In out school we have seen all the children who have gone through the Ruth Miskin Programme improve their reading skills. The need now is for them to improve writing skills. - and fast given that they are in secondary school and have lost years of practice thro...
by ealteacher
Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: child can't/won't hear phonemes. Help
Replies: 16
Views: 4185

Maizie
I am trying out Ruth Miskin's spelling programme with some students who can read reasonably but who spell very badly.
the first parts have exercises on counting the phonemes in a word and
then writing the graphemes
It doesnt involve the letter names at all.
Might be of someuse
Pat O
by ealteacher
Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:33 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: child can't/won't hear phonemes. Help
Replies: 16
Views: 4185

Maizie
this sounds a tough one!
Why not try www.starfall.com
It may not be of any use for lots of reasons
But anyway.........
Pat Oxley-Wakefield
by ealteacher
Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:49 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Synthetic Phonic Myths
Replies: 26
Views: 26734

thanks Susan, Judy and Maizie. In the case of new to English and Literacy children especially when they arrive at secondary level, I don't see that we can do anything other than teach the code as quickly as possible. It is probably inevitable that they will not understand some or most of what they a...
by ealteacher
Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Synthetic Phonic Myths
Replies: 26
Views: 26734

re 'barking at print' My class of new to English children who have no literacy in first language are just beginning to read on Ruth Miskin's programme. Problem is of course that there is a discrepancy between their ability to decode words and their understanding of the language in the text. Which al...
by ealteacher
Sat Mar 04, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Statistics........
Replies: 5
Views: 1521

This forum has provided me with much knowledge, references and access to debate.
As such it has been far far better that the 'official' RSA dyslexia course I misguidedly paid £1,000 for.
Are forums like this the leading edge of a new kind of education system?
Pat Oxley-Wakefield
by ealteacher
Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What exactly is reading?
Replies: 61
Views: 7133

thankyou Tom for your reference. I found your point about the teaching of reading comprehension very interesting - mainly because that is how I sort of define what I should be doing after my students become code-literate. I suppose I believe that the person who reads a lot knows more than the person...
by ealteacher
Wed Feb 22, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: What exactly is reading?
Replies: 61
Views: 7133

Tom Burkard wrote: In fact, it is almost impossible to teach congenitally deaf children to read an alphabetic script. I have often wondered about this in relation to synthetic phonics. In fact this would seem to follow from the fundamental basis of SP. I would be grateful if you would point to a ref...
by ealteacher
Sun Jan 15, 2006 3:15 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Schools As Equalisers
Replies: 10
Views: 1267

I'd like to contribute to this discussion but feel I need to know exactly what the 'whole language' model is. I thought it just applied to the early stages of learning to read - the decoding bit but it seems as if many people dislike it and its influence beyond the decoding stage. Could somebody ple...