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by chew8
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spelling
Replies: 1
Views: 687

Re: Spelling

Dr Tessa Daffern has now shared a link to a Youtube presentation of hers in another forum, and I have her permission to share it more widely:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ComEHVhXbHg

It's full of very useful facts and figures.

Jenny C.
by chew8
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 30th March, 2021: The DfE announces U-turn of its decision to revise Letters and Sounds (DfES, 2007)
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: 30th March, 2021: The DfE announces U-turn of its decision to revise Letters and Sounds (DfES, 2007)

Whether the 2007 L&S is a ‘programme’ or ‘more akin to a framework’ as Debbie thinks depends on whether resources are considered to be an essential feature of a programme. Debbie thinks they are, but I don’t – nor, apparently, does Diane McGuinness, who is respected by many RRFers, including me. I r...
by chew8
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A blast from the past - but still relevant - about phonics denialism!
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: A blast from the past - but still relevant - about phonics denialism!

Study after study, review after review (or rather the ones that look at a significant body of empirical evidence) conclude that the closer a method of teaching reading is to Systematic Synthetic Phonics (SSP), the better it is. No refs. are given - I wonder what studies the writer has in mind. One ...
by chew8
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spelling
Replies: 1
Views: 687

Spelling

I’ve always believed in laying solid phonics foundations for spelling as well as for reading. I've also believed, however, that other things, such as morphology, soon start to become important for spelling, and I’ve often said this in the RRF forum. My thoughts on this have been based on the types o...
by chew8
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sound Steps to Reading - D. McGuinness
Replies: 1
Views: 654

Re: Sound Steps to Reading - D. McGuinness

More thoughts, prompted by comments on Twitter suggesting that it’s nonsense to suggest that there are words that can’t be sounded out…. There are two kinds of sounding out: if the stimulus is a spoken word, one can sound it out (say the sounds in it) without reference to graphemes, but if the stimu...
by chew8
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sound Steps to Reading - D. McGuinness
Replies: 1
Views: 654

Sound Steps to Reading - D. McGuinness

I’ve belatedly acquired a copy of Diane McGuinness’s Sound Steps to Reading (2008), and it has made me think again about certain issues, some of which have been in my mind since 1998. That was when I first encountered McG thinking as a result of hearing them speak in London in connection with the UK...
by chew8
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Phonics Screening Check
Replies: 4
Views: 2300

Re: The Phonics Screening Check

One other brief point: I share Geraldine's interest in longer-term outcomes and will try to do more on this in due course, but my focus so far has just been on the relationship between programmes used and PSC results, as there is general agreement that decoding needs to be well taught as a first ste...
by chew8
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Phonics Screening Check
Replies: 4
Views: 2300

Re: The Phonics Screening Check

One thing Geraldine highlights is that the original McGuinness-type training in England didn’t emphasise spelling or the whole code, but did recommend getting children into ‘real reading’ as quickly as possible. I didn’t undergo that training, but followed McGuinness developments closely at the time...
by chew8
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Phonics Screening Check
Replies: 4
Views: 2300

The Phonics Screening Check

Susan Godsland has recently tweeted about the plateauing of Year 1 Phonics Screening Check (PSC) results in England. It’s tempting to think that if more schools were using certain programmes, results would improve dramatically, but some investigations I’ve done over the past couple of weeks make me ...
by chew8
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Reading Ape blog
Replies: 3
Views: 2956

The Reading Ape blog

This is interesting: https://www.thereadingape.com/single-post/controlling-the-text-the-dilemma-of-decodable-texts One thing to bear in mind is that there is not a simple two-way choice between (a) controlled-books-with-no-guessing and (b) non-controlled-books-with-guessing. There is also a (c) whic...
by chew8
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Podcast - Emily Hanford interviewed by Greg Ashman
Replies: 0
Views: 3122

Podcast - Emily Hanford interviewed by Greg Ashman

It's worth spending the 70 minutes or so it takes to listen to this:

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-fvjgw-ed2981

Jenny.
by chew8
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 50
Views: 73657

Re: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)

As has been stated several times in this thread, 5 of the 7 contributors to Reading the Evidence... mention the 2006 Torgerson, Brooks and Hall meta-analysis, and all 5 accept its conclusion that there is no definitive evidence showing that synthetic phonics is more effective than analytic phonics. ...
by chew8
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spelling
Replies: 1
Views: 3829

Re: Spelling

Something is puzzling me about a document I've seen: https://linguisticphonics.wordpress.com/phonics-from-eyfs-y6/ You need to scroll down to scroll down to the link to ‘Spelling – Year 3 and 4 National Curriculum Word List’ and the equivalent for Years 5-6. What puzzles me is that in some cases, th...
by chew8
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spelling
Replies: 1
Views: 3829

Spelling

I’ve recently watched this presentation on spelling by Tarjinder Gill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chmKA8VzGCY She talks very fast, and I had to listen to some sections several times in order to get a clearer idea of what she was saying. I liked some of it, but also felt there were some inaccura...