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by maizie
Sat May 23, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?
Replies: 17
Views: 5094

Re: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?

Because the distinction is speculative. You're guessing which is which. If you want to do that as a layperson, that's up to you. But we're not talking about 'laypersons' here; we're talking about teachers using this distinction to frame their pedagogy and national educational policy. Once we ventur...
by maizie
Fri May 22, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?
Replies: 17
Views: 5094

Re: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?

Thanks for your repy, elsiep. Can I ask, have you read Diane McGuinness's more recent books, Language Development and Learning to Read (2005) and Early Literacy Instruction (2004)? What I meant about how the brain works is explanations such as Diane McGuinness’s in “Why Children Can’t Read” about th...
by maizie
Thu May 21, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?
Replies: 17
Views: 5094

Re: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?

Thanks for your interesting reply, volunteer. What I would really like to know from elsiep is what, specifically, she has a problem with. I know we have disagreeed over the history of reading instruction, the research base of Smith & Goodman's theories of reading, the possible constituentsof good re...
by maizie
Thu May 21, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Prof.Willingham's book on reading
Replies: 21
Views: 10316

Re: Prof.Willingham's book on reading

Debbie Hepplewhite wrote:I compiled a chart (or list) going from print-to-sound in contrast to sound-to-print and the result proved to be very complicated and not really comprehensive.
I had a go at doing that, too. It is fiendishly difficult.
by maizie
Mon May 18, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?
Replies: 17
Views: 5094

Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?

Elsiep, alias Logical Incrementalism, wrote this in response to an education blogger: http://improvingteaching.co.uk/2015/05/10/five-psychological-findings-every-history-teacher-should-know/ I’ve seen several examples in relation to synthetic phonics of teachers essentially making up explanations of...
by maizie
Sat May 16, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Anne Glennie TESS article 'Bring on the reading wars'
Replies: 9
Views: 3116

Re: Anne Glennie TESS article 'Bring on the reading wars'

And Anne Glennie has posted an excellent blog on the same topic:

http://www.thelearningzoo.co.uk/2015/05 ... ll-i-know/
by maizie
Sat May 16, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Anne Glennie TESS article 'Bring on the reading wars'
Replies: 9
Views: 3116

Re: Anne Glennie TESS article 'Bring on the reading wars'

Reading for pleasure is what makes the difference, researchers believe.
:roll:


This thread might be relevant...

http://www.rrf.org.uk/messageforum/view ... f=1&t=6032
by maizie
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics Works
Replies: 4
Views: 1830

Re: Phonics Works

by maizie
Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Dyslexia experts' design PSC support prog.
Replies: 3
Views: 1679

Re: 'Dyslexia experts' design PSC support prog.

Active Literacy Kit Teaches letter/sound correspondence through to automatic CVC reading and spelling. Well, that doesn't take them as far as the PSC, which has some multisyllable words.. And I would like something rather more ambitious than CVC words for KS3 & 4. Interesting that thay are selling i...
by maizie
Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Some Bank Holiday light reading
Replies: 10
Views: 3750

Re: Some Bank Holiday light reading

Languages need to cope with new concepts, and adding to the meanings of a familiar word is sometimes better than inventing a new one, but replacling a satisfactory word with one that is alredy overloaded is disruptive. I entirely agree with you, Ken, but as I understand it, we are just resisting ch...
by maizie
Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Labour Should Stand Up For Literacy
Replies: 4
Views: 1894

Re: Labour Should Stand Up For Literacy

Love @ReadOnGetOn campaign! but fanatical obsession with phonics by Tories has done much damage to reading!
Noticeably Sheerman didn't attempt to respond to tweets from the 'fanatics' about this completely unevidenced assertion.
by maizie
Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: KS2 SATs re-sits Pros and Cons
Replies: 6
Views: 1930

Re: KS2 SATs re-sits Pros and Cons

Lesley might know what I think if she saw any of my tweets on the subject yesterday, but, for what it's worth, I think it's a bad idea. In my. limited maybe, experience, a good Secondary school will be aware of these children before they even reach them and will be prepared to intervene as soon as t...
by maizie
Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Some Bank Holiday light reading
Replies: 10
Views: 3750

Re: Some Bank Holiday light reading

Thanks Jennie, Alison is always worth a read. :grin:

Everyone is welcome to add to this thread; there is lots of interesting stuff out there.
by maizie
Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Some Bank Holiday light reading
Replies: 10
Views: 3750

Some Bank Holiday light reading

Those of us on Twitter tend to forget that twitter is not the centre of the social media universe. Consequently, we get to see all sorts of good things about phonics (and an incredible number of bad things) without passing on what we've seen. Every so often there is a good old row/debate about Synth...
by maizie
Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Nick Gibb's speech to the RRF conference
Replies: 6
Views: 2715

Nick Gibb's speech to the RRF conference

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/ ... of-phonics


Quite a lively debate about funding followed this!