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by AngusM
Sat Nov 18, 2006 11:29 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Schonell Graded Word Reading Test
Replies: 20
Views: 3035

I think Adams was talking about ordering letters as opposed to discriminating them - meaning that poor readers might get the letters right but would be more likely to reverse or transpose them the smaller the font size becomes.

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by AngusM
Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Schonell Graded Word Reading Test
Replies: 20
Views: 3035

Jenny: I notice (on page 115 of the US edition) of "Beginning to Read" that Marilyn Adams states that readers with "poorly developed knowledge of the spelling patterns of English" will have difficulty with letter order "unless the print is sufficiently large and spaced out so that no two letters sha...
by AngusM
Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:17 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why teachers aren't trained in research-based methods
Replies: 5
Views: 811

Thank you for the article, Susan. From my short but intense involvement in the 'remedial' reading scene in some NYC schools for the past year, I'd have to agree with you Dick. For example, when I asked the reading specialist at my daughter's (now previous) school last year whether she worked with so...
by AngusM
Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:45 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sound button game
Replies: 12
Views: 1339

Correct me if I'm wrong but I think that what you are describing is the /oo/ phoneme: for 'moon' (oo), 'blue' (ue), 'flute' (u-e), 'fruit' (ui) and 'you' (ou) - all taken from Debbie Hepplewhite's Simple and Complex alphabetic codes Overview. The phoneme that seems to be missing (maybe because it co...
by AngusM
Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:29 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A huge, heartfelt 'thank you' for RRFers at our conference
Replies: 13
Views: 1779

I wish I'd been there, Debbie! I'll be over in the UK in December and hope to meet you then. I've been talking to friends at Bank Street College of Education here in NY and I think they are beginning to get interested in what is going on in Britain. It would be nice to be able to show them (and othe...
by AngusM
Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:06 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sound button game
Replies: 12
Views: 1339

I've tried the Sound Buttons 'game' and like it very much.

Does it cover all phonemes? It seems to be missing the /ue/ sound - making it impossible to spell 'few' or 'view'. Maybe those are dealt with later than Year 2 - Terms 5 and 6?
by AngusM
Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:39 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Wilson Reading System (USA)
Replies: 14
Views: 1621

Maizie: Many thanks! It all makes a lot of sense. On sounding out, I think she was doing the (Lindamood Bell) LIPS program in her last school's library with a tutor (ie in public) - and possibly she felt embarrassed. I've had the discussion with her in the past - but perhaps your advice will help my...
by AngusM
Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Wilson Reading System (USA)
Replies: 14
Views: 1621

Maizie: I've looked up ABCDerian and their literature looks very interesting. I've put in a call to them. I notice that Bend (the founder) trained in Wilson amongst other things - so he might have some useful insights on that as well. He also worked with Chall at Harvard. Regarding reading and spell...
by AngusM
Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Wilson Reading System (USA)
Replies: 14
Views: 1621

Maizie: I agree. It should be taught separately as a grapheme representing an entirely different /oa/ phoneme. I take it that this is how SP would approach it? The ' ABeCeDarian ' programme looks interesting - but unfortunately Ithaca is quite far from NYC. Closer than England though. Regards, Angus...
by AngusM
Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Wilson Reading System (USA)
Replies: 14
Views: 1621

Maizie: The last spelling list she got seemed to focus on the /ou/ sound. It included 'ow' and 'ou' spellings - but I think it also included, as an exception, the word 'know' - which I think McGuinness would call an overlap spelling representing a different phoneme /oa/? The focus on one phoneme at ...
by AngusM
Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Wilson Reading System (USA)
Replies: 14
Views: 1621

Thanks Susan and Dick! I've re-read Diane McGuinness' book and will check the report you reference Dick. Sounds a little depressing! Can you explain why they (is it Wilson?) use a sheet for practicing spelling - with boxes for each letter of the words in the weekly spelling homework: a row of boxes ...
by AngusM
Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:36 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Wilson Reading System (USA)
Replies: 14
Views: 1621

Wilson Reading System (USA)

My daughter recently transferred to a special private school for dyslexics here in NYC. The school uses the Wilson Reading System and Stern Math - amongst other things. I believe some of the public schools in NYC also use Wilson but for remediation purposes only - but I may be wrong. I've looked at ...