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by Hammered
Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Tracks Literacy
Replies: 15
Views: 4890

Yes it is true in tracks there is teaching of consonant clusters. Although we would not teach sp -ot, we would teach 'sp' together as a single unit as in 'sp - o - t'. This is common practice in special needs teaching for struggling readers and of course originally was in the NLS as an objective. We...
by Hammered
Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Tracks Literacy
Replies: 15
Views: 4890

It is difficult to explain on here as the programme is so detailed but I will try and explain my understanding. In terms of the reading track, the author has told me when I trained she believed this to be possibly the most powerful track for progress- this does not necessarily fit in with SP thinkin...
by Hammered
Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fluency
Replies: 52
Views: 23333

Those are all very interesting points. I am sure the child in my class hears the sounds correctly because he can record them individually even if he can't pronounce them. But does this prevent him from segmenting? Are these children able to hear the sounds correctly in their head when they say them ...
by Hammered
Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Tracks Literacy
Replies: 15
Views: 4890

I have done the Tracks Literacy training and have the qualification so will fill you in. It certainly wouldn't subscribe to it being a synthetic phonics based programme and I'm sure the author wouldn't claim it to be so. However I cannot speak highly enough of the programme itself and have had fanst...
by Hammered
Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fluency
Replies: 52
Views: 23333

He has a weekly session at the moment with a specialist speech therapist and my TA follows up in the week. She has taken him back to the mouth shapes associated with different sounds (teeth, monster, lips i think are the terms used) but not sure if it a specific programme she uses. The likelihood is...
by Hammered
Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fluency
Replies: 52
Views: 23333

Yes maizie. He pronounces most initial consonants as 'duh' and has only a few final consonants. You cannot understand him out of context. He does know all his sounds (he can write them if you say them to him) and can blend some onset and rhyme and some CVC if you say them to orally, but cannot prono...
by Hammered
Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fluency
Replies: 52
Views: 23333

Judy - how about Thrass' Phoneme Machine. It is on their website. It isn't exactly what you want but it is free and you can pick decodable words (amongst others) and see how they are made up of different sounds. Despite any reservations amout the teaching programme itself it is an interesting piece ...
by Hammered
Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Starting SP in our school - a few simple questions.
Replies: 27
Views: 6906

I would definitely say something like early Jelly and Bean is a very necessary part of the progression if you are doing JP. When I started SP I was keen to be true to JP, although also had RML books but found most children really needed a stepping stone due to a) the amount of text in RML and b) the...
by Hammered
Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reading Tests
Replies: 16
Views: 5619

I think that KS1 SATs Reading Tests can often also mask problems and put forward false levels. The weak childen here too will often 'wash out' further up school. The use of multiple choice and guessing from pictures for the level 2 tests is incredible, especially thinking about the importance that i...