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by Anne Mc Keefry
Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Students confusing a/e/i and o/u
Replies: 3
Views: 10373

Re: Students confusing a/e/i and o/u

Confusing the short vowel sounds /e/ /i/ and /o//u/ is also common among pupils in N. Ireland. I find the idea in Jolly Grammar really helpful. It works and the children find it entertaining. Put a puppet/object in a box. I use Inky Mouse. For /a/ put the puppet at the side of the box and say at the...
by Anne Mc Keefry
Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Looking for advice re adult learner
Replies: 10
Views: 6520

Re: Looking for advice re adult learner

Eileen I see from previous posts that you use Jolly Phonics. I have adapted this programme and successfully taught three adults to read and spell. If you would like to contact me directly I can email more information.

Anne

amckeefry@btinternet.com
by Anne Mc Keefry
Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Early Years Foundation Stage
Replies: 6
Views: 4833

Re: Early Years Foundation Stage

I couldn’t agree more Geraldine, the story, action and song all help the children remember the sounds. More than nine years ago when I first discovered Jolly Phonics all I had was Sue Lloyd’s Phonics Handbook. I remember sitting on the carpet surrounded by 27 four & five year olds and teaching the s...
by Anne Mc Keefry
Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why is malinstruction still so prevalent?
Replies: 3
Views: 3216

Re: Why is malinstruction still so prevalent?

Sadly far too many schools are still following this approach. The following is guidance from one of the Ed boards in N. Ireland. What strategies/ skills/ are you teaching? Teaching Approach What texts will you use? How and when will you assess reading strategies? How often will you work with a group...
by Anne Mc Keefry
Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Discipline
Replies: 33
Views: 13303

Re: Discipline

I also agree with previous posts. The Scottish teacher who taught my niece in primary 1 said that Jolly Phonics was liberating for both the pupil and the teacher. For me it was the most important discovery of my teaching career. Having spent 17 years teaching P1 now Year 1 in N. Ireland I know that ...
by Anne Mc Keefry
Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Writing 'students' to avoid excluding adult learners...
Replies: 2
Views: 2431

Re: Writing 'students' to avoid excluding adult learners...

Having spent most of my teaching career teaching under sixes, one of the most rewarding things I have done in the past two years was to improve the reading and spelling skills of two adults. The impetus to become a fluent reader came when the lady's three year old granddaughter told her that she did...
by Anne Mc Keefry
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Simply the Best Way to Teach Reading and Spelling
Replies: 1
Views: 7405

Simply the Best Way to Teach Reading and Spelling

Simply the Best Way to Teach Reading and Spelling My name is Anne Mc Keefry and for 35 years I was a teacher, during the last 17 years I taught Primary One and Two classes. In June 2008 I left teaching and now work as an Independent Trainer in Synthetic Phonics. I would love to see illiteracy eradic...