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by Maltesers
Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Yet another Reading Recovery clone
Replies: 6
Views: 3762

Thanks Maltesers. I just wondered if there was more info than on the website as it's quite sketchy. Well done to you and your little lad and to Jelly and Bean. Are you working with him at writing too? Just reading at the moment Elsy. I have bargained for time after Easter to take 4 SEN children on ...
by Maltesers
Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Yet another Reading Recovery clone
Replies: 6
Views: 3762

http://www.fischertrust.org/lit_wave_3.aspx http://htlc.hants.gov.uk/courses/coursedetail.asp?COURSE_ID=29833 What a waste of money and time!!!! I am sorry but these things really annoy me so much. I am at the moment as part of a course doing some action research on reading. I am a TA (HLTA) and wor...
by Maltesers
Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Kids Like Us School
Replies: 4
Views: 2730

I must admit to taking a risk with my children and sending them to the local comprehensive school (I did serve as a parent governor for 4 years though). I firmly believe children should go to their local school. A lot of areas like mine have a good mix of children from all backgrounds yet many of th...
by Maltesers
Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Letter forming 'patter'
Replies: 4
Views: 5469

Thankyou! :grin:

You have inspired me to make a sheet for zig zag monster letters now :cool:

http://hltastaffroom.blogspot.com/2008/ ... tters.html
by Maltesers
Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Letter forming 'patter'
Replies: 4
Views: 5469

We use Penpals http://www.cambridge.org/uk/education/primary/literacy/penpals/default.htm All the letters are split into Curly caterpillar letters, One armed robot letters, long ladder letters and zig zag monster letters. The children really seem to remember correct letter formation using this schem...
by Maltesers
Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: Decodable material
Topic: mini sentences
Replies: 19
Views: 31906

http://bp1.blogger.com/_zT0c6-oeFCw/R6Y ... +sheet.jpg

I use this with my poorer children. I write a cvc word at the bottom and they have to change one sound to make a new word. The aim is to get to the top of the rocket
by Maltesers
Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Decodable material
Topic: mini sentences
Replies: 19
Views: 31906

http://bp0.blogger.com/_zT0c6-oeFCw/R6YPpLvUKLI/AAAAAAAAACE/CM1JlhvqSmk/s1600-h/segment+the+phonemes.jpg I made this for working with my phase five letters and sounds group. I copied and laminated them and they use them with a dry wipe pen. It really makes these 'very bright' children think a bit mo...
by Maltesers
Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Hi everyone!
Replies: 2
Views: 2632

Fantastic news! :grin: You must be so proud!
by Maltesers
Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Teaching the use of the apostrophe for Contraction
Replies: 3
Views: 4835

http://www.firstschoolyears.com/literacy/word/punctuation/apostrophes/worksheets/using%20apostrophes%20(1).pdf http://www.firstschoolyears.com/literacy/word/punctuation/apostrophes/resources/Contractions%20Matching%20Cards.pdf http://www.firstschoolyears.com/literacy/word/punctuation/apostrophes/int...
by Maltesers
Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Updated ELS programme now available
Replies: 6
Views: 3357

Thanks Debbie for that! I hated running the ELS scheme and I eventually plucked up the courage to speak to the HT and asked if I could run my own intervention based on what children needed. I ran my own phonics group for several years with brilliant results, based mainly on Jolly phonics. I found th...
by Maltesers
Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Updated ELS programme now available
Replies: 6
Views: 3357

I would be interested to hear what people think of this.

I ran the old version for 2 years and thought it was dreadful.
by Maltesers
Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Michael Rosen - you know not what you do!
Replies: 8
Views: 4256

OMG I just watched it too.

Does he think that schools don't do all those things already?

Where has he been? :evil:
by Maltesers
Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Alternative pronunciation of 'er'
Replies: 16
Views: 13952

I agree with that! I think we are very influenced by the spelling of sounds.

I have been practising and can clearly hear it now.
by Maltesers
Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Alternative pronunciation of 'er'
Replies: 16
Views: 13952

Maybe its the way we speak? :lol:

Have been 'ering' all over the place with my other half? I still can't hear the difference. He says its shorter at the end of a word as in farmer and longer in herbs

I don't know but I feel better there is someone else who thinks like me :lol:
by Maltesers
Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Alternative pronunciation of 'er'
Replies: 16
Views: 13952

Alternative pronunciation of 'er'

I am stuck on this. Am teaching phase 5 Letters and sounds.

I cannot hear the difference between

farmer

and

herbs

HELP!