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by maizie
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: School marking policies - correction of spellings
Replies: 16
Views: 5640

Re: School marking policies - correction of spellings

As I understand it many teachers restrict corrections of spellings to only a very few per piece of work because they have been told by 'experts' that children find too many corrections demoralising.
by maizie
Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: National Literacy Trust 'explanation' of SP
Replies: 4
Views: 1895

National Literacy Trust 'explanation' of SP

At last I have found a mention of 'phonics' on the National Literacy Trust website, (though only via this site http://oaktreedesigns.co.uk/index.html ) It's no wonder SSP is so poorly regarded. This is a 'framed' definition if ever there was one! Note the use of 'in isolation', a phrase much used by...
by maizie
Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Pens are dead. Paper is dead. Handwriting is a relic
Replies: 5
Views: 3127

Re: Pens are dead. Paper is dead. Handwriting is a relic

Prof. Kerry Hempenstall has kindly given me permission to reproduce a series of references, focussing on handwriting, which he sent to a mailing list that I am on. I hope that people might find these useful: A few quotes on writing’s contribution to literacy: “In this debate about the importance of ...
by maizie
Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Saying hallo
Replies: 4
Views: 2624

Re: Saying hallo

If you go back to the 'Board Index' you will find the list of forums which are run on this board. 'Superlinks' is on the list, near the bottom. It's actually called 'RRF Superlinks and Abbreviations'
by maizie
Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Saying hallo
Replies: 4
Views: 2624

Re: Saying hallo

Welcome to the board, majmar. :grin:

There is lots of interesting reading here; the Superlinks section is very good for links to all sorts of aspects of teaching reading.

If you have questions or want to contribute to a discussion please don't be shy about joining in. We were all new here once..
by maizie
Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Ministers consider national tests for seven-year-olds
Replies: 6
Views: 2866

Re: Ministers consider national tests for seven-year-olds

Pupils who fail to master basics will have to resit SATs at secondary school, says Nicky Morgan This seems to me to be absolutely pointless. Are Secondaries then supposed to spend time going over Y6 work (instead of getting on with the Y7 curriculum) in the hopes that children's 'levels' will be im...
by maizie
Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: R+P interventions- flogging a dead horse?
Replies: 6
Views: 4567

Re: R+P interventions- flogging a dead horse?

Switch-On Reading has reared it's head again as it has once again obtained funding from the EEF for a new 'trial' in Nottinghamshire https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/projects/projects-a-z/october-2015/ It seems to me (and to others on twitter...) scandalous that this Reading Recovery clon...
by maizie
Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Two blogs and a paper
Replies: 0
Views: 1561

Two blogs and a paper

For those of you who aren't on twitter some interesting reading related things have appeared recently. Firstly, a blog by Greg Ashman. Originally English, Greg now lives and teaches in Australia and is, among other things, very interested in the 'reading debate'. He has blogged about it before and t...
by maizie
Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: ITT and SSP
Replies: 1
Views: 1496

Re: ITT and SSP

I was just wondering if you have had any useful feedback on this?
by maizie
Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Already reading at start of school - probs with sch phonics
Replies: 14
Views: 3709

Re: Already reading at start of school - probs with sch phonics

but my problem is that when I now click on Meraud's link I no longer get the mother's letter and Debbie's response, You're right, they've gone, Jenny! However, Andrew Davis published the letter on his twitter timeline so I have copied from there as an image. I will attempt to post it here. If it do...
by maizie
Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Already reading at start of school - probs with sch phonics
Replies: 14
Views: 3709

Re: Already reading at start of school - probs with sch phonics

The KRM phonics mentioned in the letter is Solity's ERR, renamed. Sorry, I thought I'd made that clear. This is his website: http://krm-per.com/reading.php I think reports such as this are worth taking seriously, too, particularly when they're being used as propaganda, but there isn't nearly enough ...
by maizie
Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A review of 'The Dyslexia Debate'
Replies: 3
Views: 1912

Re: A review of 'The Dyslexia Debate'

The link for the live streaming:

https://vscene.jisc.ac.uk/jsp/cs/cs000. ... SE00176168

The public session starts at 5.30
by maizie
Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Already reading at start of school - probs with sch phonics
Replies: 14
Views: 3709

Re: Already reading at start of school - probs with sch phonics

I was intrigued by the programme being used, KRM, as I had never heard of it. Googling reveals that it is the programme developed by Dr Jonathon Solity for his Early Reading Research study (so, formerly known as ERR) which was run in Essex in the early years of this century. The key points of this p...
by maizie
Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A review of 'The Dyslexia Debate'
Replies: 3
Views: 1912

A review of 'The Dyslexia Debate'

A US review of Elliot & Grigorenko's 'The Dyslexia Debate' by William Lee Brown (thanks to Susan G for the link) http://t.co/MPRGkkpOyr I thought this was an interesting conclusion to the review: Dyslexia is fundamentally a deficiency of decoding skills. Treating the recognition of whole words as th...
by maizie
Sun Sep 13, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Summer born children and starting school
Replies: 2
Views: 1637

Re: Summer born children and starting school

It depends so much on the child. If anecdote is allowable then I could say that both I, my sister, my partner & my son (early June, late June, late July, early May) all count as summer born and it made no difference at all to us. I'm sure we can find people who can tell us tales from both perspectiv...