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by AngusM
Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fluency
Replies: 52
Views: 16973

Dear Susan: Could it be that the memory limit Diane McGuinness is referring to includes both recognition and recall memory? Your student appears to have had no recall ability at all (no spelling). The Aaron study (p 283 Early Reading Instruction) refers to testing deaf children as 'logographic spell...
by AngusM
Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:21 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A short book by Ted Hirsch
Replies: 5
Views: 956

It would be interesting to get your thoughts on Ted Hirsch's pamphlet, Jenny.

The Core Knowledge Foundation has also produced another book on reading instruction called "Reading Instruction - The Two Keys" by Matthew Davis Phd. who is the Reading Director at the Foundation.
by AngusM
Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Letters and Sounds
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Thanks Jenny Susan and Brian: I actually downloaded it some time ago - but wanted to get something more "glossy' for showing schools here. They need to know that there is significant institutional support behind the SP approach. I will call the DfES telno and see if I can get copies sent to me here ...
by AngusM
Sun Aug 26, 2007 6:52 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Letters and Sounds
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Letters and Sounds

I've been away on the North Fork of Long Island. Nice to be back. I've read lots of interesting discussions. Good to read Diane McGuinness' piece as well! I am going to be in the UK next week and wondered if anyone could give me advice on how I might most efficiently lay my hands on (up to) 3 copies...
by AngusM
Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:19 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Wat Tyler's blog 'This year's silver bullet'
Replies: 5
Views: 1250

Dick: I have always remembered this from Susan's web site. It's a quote from John Taylor Gatto's book (2001) 'The Underground History of American Education': The children's author Dr. Seuss created his famous books using a controlled "scientific" vocabulary supplied by the publisher but was well awa...
by AngusM
Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:33 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Research help
Replies: 9
Views: 1769

You might want to look at Kerry Hempenstall's articles in EdNews. This one in particular because it describes and debunks much of the 'science' behind WL:

http://www.ednews.org/articles/4084/1/T ... Page1.html
by AngusM
Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reading out loud
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Many thanks, Jim and Dick! 'A History of Reading' looks interesting. I was wondering about vocalization and its impact on mapping words (or graphemes) in the brain because I had previously read in Rayner & Foorman's " How Psychological Science Informs the Teaching of Reading " about 'phonological re...
by AngusM
Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:57 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Letters and Sounds Phase One
Replies: 97
Views: 12014

Susan:

The .pdf is up there now.

Angus
by AngusM
Wed May 30, 2007 12:01 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reading out loud
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Reading out loud

Are there any studies on the benefits of (children) reading aloud versus silently?

Many thanks!
by AngusM
Mon May 21, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sounding Out: Just The Beginning Of Reading
Replies: 26
Views: 3557

Thinking about Melissa's child who has issues with 'self-teaching', I wonder how much knowing GPCs and being able to 'generalise' them are different skills. One, after all, is simply the product of direct paired-associate instruction; whereas the other involves ability to abstract and match patterns...
by AngusM
Fri May 11, 2007 6:03 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Explicit Phonics Instruction after age 12
Replies: 10
Views: 1672

Many thanks! Still reading the book. I'll look at the Eden Study. The question will be - what kind of remedial intervention did they apply? The "intensive training in "phonological" tasks of recognizing and processing word sounds" certainly sounds like what Feifer would call bottom-up. I agree with ...
by AngusM
Fri May 11, 2007 5:45 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Whole language in Japan
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Melissa: Feifer's book quotes international dyslexia rates from Smyth Everatt & Salter (International Book of Dyslexia, 2004) as follows: Low Incidence : Slovakia 1-2% Italy 1.3 - 5% Britain 4% Japan 6% etc etc High Incidence China 5-8% USA 5 -10% Russia 10% Finland 10% Australia 16% India 20% There...
by AngusM
Wed May 09, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: **RRF conference double DVD available to order - homepage!
Replies: 1
Views: 793

Debbie:

I haven't received my DVD's of the Conference yet. Is there a delay or is it just the trans-Atlantic post that is slow?

Many thanks!
by AngusM
Wed May 09, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Explicit Phonics Instruction after age 12
Replies: 10
Views: 1672

Thanks. I'll finish reading the book and let you know more. Susan's document from caspsurveys.org seems to be a good summary of Feifer's ideas. Needless to say, he worried an awful lot of parents at our school when he said that by age 9-10 it was already too late for explicit phonological instructio...
by AngusM
Tue May 08, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Explicit Phonics Instruction after age 12
Replies: 10
Views: 1672

Explicit Phonics Instruction after age 12

Dr. Steven Feifer, the author of several books in the US on neuropsychology and reading, spoke at my daughter's school here in NY recently. I have no idea how seriously he is taken in the field. His first book was called 'The Neuropsychology of Reading Disorders" (2001). In his most recent book (Int...