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by cartwheel
Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:11 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Evidence Based Teaching
Replies: 14
Views: 1537

Re: Evidence Based Teaching

Derrie, There is also Keith Stanovich: Nothing has impeded the cumulative growth of knowledge in our field more than the failure to deal with problems in a scientific manner. Education in general suffers because its dominant model for adjudicating disputes is political ... rather than scientific.......
by cartwheel
Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:34 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why is malinstruction still so prevalent?
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: Why is malinstruction still so prevalent?

I remember asking that question when my eldest started arriving home with books from kindergarten. I, however, was naive. I thought that c-a-t and th-e-n and c-a-m-p were being taught as such in the classroom, so I wondered why the books sent home didn't match that. It wasn't until several years lat...
by cartwheel
Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:00 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Beginning reading: policy influences England v USA
Replies: 87
Views: 7645

Re: Beginning reading: policy influences England v USA

Beth, is it your impression that the teachers in Illinois who are now using Jolly Phonics are teaching blending as well as the letter-sound correspondences? That may seem like a silly question, but I have read here and elsewhere that JP in the U.S. is primarily being used for the latter purpose, not...
by cartwheel
Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Beginning reading: policy influences England v USA
Replies: 87
Views: 7645

Re: Beginning reading: policy influences England v USA

In the US where the average teacher has never heard of systematic, let alone synthetic phonics, and whose grasp of phonics is limited to teaching the basic sounds of the alphabet, often one-a-week, Balanced Reading (which is in fact most unbalanced) is an entrenched daily reality for most kindergar...
by cartwheel
Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:18 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Read by Grade 3
Replies: 4
Views: 1080

Re: Read by Grade 3

It's terribly unfortunate that the powers-that-be in Texas and elsewhere don't see that the Ruth Miskin approach is preferable to making children repeat a grade because they can't read well. If the teachers and curriculum didn't make it happen by 2nd grade, then how is repeating 2nd grade going to h...
by cartwheel
Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Mumsnet threads on reading and spelling 2.
Replies: 25
Views: 3279

Re: Mumsnet threads on reading and spelling 2.

Such a good point, Jenny. And I have an additional question for the "word shape" folks:
Once the child learns the shape of "absurd," how does he read "ABSURD"? Or the word writtten in cursive?
Does the child need to learn a minimum of three different "shapes" of the word "aBsUrD"?

-Jennie
by cartwheel
Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:22 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Teaching Open/Closed syllables
Replies: 5
Views: 10604

Teaching Open/Closed syllables

I am wondering if anyone has information about any research related to the teaching of open/closed syllables. The Orton-Gillingham approach makes much of "syllable types" and I am curious if there is research to support this. It seems to me that it would only be helpful in the teaching of spelling, ...
by cartwheel
Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2010 Conference: thanks to the Committee!
Replies: 7
Views: 1275

Re: 2010 Conference: thanks to the Committee!

By any chance will this year's conference talks be made available on this message board? Reading the transcripts from previous years' talks has been very informative and inspirational.
Jennie
by cartwheel
Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: My latest campaign for improving the teaching of reading
Replies: 7
Views: 1176

Re: My latest campaign for improving the teaching of reading

If my local school district had had full-day kindergarten, my child would have: 1. been exposed to even MORE erroneous reading instruction 2. been much more tired in the evenings, which is when I taught her to read using systematic, explicit phonics. I started this once I realized she was not learni...
by cartwheel
Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Toe by Toe reading programme
Replies: 10
Views: 2407

Re: Toe by Toe reading programme

While I would pursue asking the school some pointed questions, I urge you to take some action, at home, on your own. Even if the school DOES start making changes, daily work at home seems quite necessary at this point. Since you are able to make it to this message board and post as informed a questi...
by cartwheel
Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reading Chest - reading scheme book rental service
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Re: Reading Chest - reading scheme book rental service

Oh, boy, I sure am jealous. You all over there in the U.K. have so many decodable books choices. My first choice book would be: Be a Cress Barber (Rigby Star Phonics). http://www.readingchest.co.uk/70/4/books-and-reviews/rigby-star-phonics/blue I got a great giggle from looking at the cover of that ...
by cartwheel
Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: j / g - new to this
Replies: 4
Views: 4240

Re: j / g - new to this

I have seen the j/g confusion with several students. I am beginning to wonder if it isn't so much that the student is thinking that the less common sound for "g" (/j/) is the more common one (/g/), but rather that it stems from confusing letter-sounds with letter-names. After all, the letter "g" is ...
by cartwheel
Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: NZ's new explicit reading books.....
Replies: 12
Views: 3100

Kelly,

How do these "Gilt Edge" books compare to the "Kiwi Phonics" books?
http://www.otago.ac.nz/press/kiwiphonics/index.html

Jennie
by cartwheel
Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:06 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Prof Dombey reflects on 'what learning to read is about'
Replies: 5
Views: 1743

Geraldine wrote: "When the newly re-vamped Ofsted Reports are designed - information on where teachers were trained should be included." Louisiana has recently become the first State in the U.S. to institute something like that. And apparently other States are watching closely. "Louisiana has become...
by cartwheel
Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reading Recovery and 'personalised' tuition - succinct quote
Replies: 2
Views: 616

Here is an interesting item, from 2007, regarding Reading Recovery in Fargo, North Dakota.

http://www.schoolinfosystem.org/archive ... ping_a.php