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by Elizabeth
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Interventions for Tuition
Replies: 2
Views: 2455

There were problems with a couple of the links in the previous message, but they all work now.
by Elizabeth
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Interventions for Tuition
Replies: 2
Views: 2455

Interventions for Tuition

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Catch-up Premium for England The government is providing a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time. See https://www.gov.uk/guidance/c...
by Elizabeth
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Synthetic Phonics in Trinidad and Tobago
Replies: 2
Views: 5011

Synthetic Phonics in Trinidad and Tobago

Below are links to a TV news report from Trinidad and Tobago. It is about a project to improve literacy teaching in government schools. I was privileged to be part of the programme, by providing Jolly Phonics training to teachers there. Combating Illiteracy Part 1 | 7pmnews | tv6tnt.com - ccn TV6 ht...
by Elizabeth
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 50
Views: 67046

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

Thank you for clarifying your position, Jenny. It makes sense.
by Elizabeth
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 50
Views: 67046

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

First I should say that these messages and Jenny’s careful study of Clark’s book, are very important. We must keep challenging misleading reports on research evidence. However, speaking personally, I am uncomfortable with the notion that research evidence is the only valid basis for deciding on the ...
by Elizabeth
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Baseline Line Assessment at Start of School
Replies: 0
Views: 6223

Baseline Line Assessment at Start of School

It has been announced that the new reception baseline assessment in England is to be developed by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). A baseline assessment for four and fiver year olds is controversial. See more details at https://www.nfer.ac.uk/pdf/baseline-assessment.pdf I am ...
by Elizabeth
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reading Schemes - "Decodable" or "Look and Say"?
Replies: 4
Views: 6775

Re: Reading Schemes - "Decodable" or "Look and Say"?

I was looking for something else and came across the previous message from a year ago. I am sorry I did not respond to it at the time.

"An Alternative to Book Bands for Beginner Readers" can be found here:

http://rrf.org.uk/2017/03/28/an-alterna ... r-readers/
by Elizabeth
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M. Clark)
Replies: 50
Views: 67046

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

Here is a link to the chapter Jenny commented on, so anyone who is interested can read it without buying the book and think for themselves about what Jenny wrote: Does Phonics Deserve the Credit for Improvement in PIRLS? Stephen Krashen, In Margaret Clark (Ed) Teaching Initial Literacy http://www.sd...
by Elizabeth
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics in Cameroon
Replies: 1
Views: 4083

Phonics in Cameroon

http://universallearningsolutions.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Jolly-Phonics-in-Cameroon.pdf A pilot of the Jolly Phonics programme in the teaching of reading and writing of English in Cameroon Conclusions: Through this evaluation it has been determined that the synthetic phonics approach of teach...
by Elizabeth
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Michael Rosen's Reading Revolution
Replies: 3
Views: 5295

Re: Michael Rosen's Reading Revolution

About Michael Rosen’s statistics. I didn’t note exactly what he said at the conference, so I have copied from his blog at http://michaelrosenblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/17-of-children-good-at-phonics-but-not.html Here are some raw stats about the present year 3 children in state schools in England: ...
by Elizabeth
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Michael Rosen's Reading Revolution
Replies: 3
Views: 5295

Michael Rosen's Reading Revolution

On 23rd November (2017) I went to the conference, “Michael Rosen’s Reading Revolution” at Goldsmith’s University. I forgot to check the numbers of people attending, but I guess it was in the low hundreds. Francis Gilbert introduced each speaker and we were told he was the driving force behind the co...
by Elizabeth
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reading Schemes
Replies: 2
Views: 4611

Re: Reading Schemes

Thank you for that explanation, Jenny.
by Elizabeth
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Importance of Sustained Reading
Replies: 4
Views: 5976

Re: Importance of Sustained Reading

I agree about the importance of sustained reading for all the reasons Geraldine mentioned. And I agree that those who promote synthetic phonics for teaching basic reading and writing skills should make it clear that it is a foundation after which other aspects of reading follow, for example sustaine...
by Elizabeth
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reading Schemes
Replies: 2
Views: 4611

Reading Schemes

I visited a school with a large staff where they have had training in a good synthetic phonics programme. Only one person there, who is responsible for phonics, already understood what was involved. That person is newer and younger than most of the staff. They have numerous books to practise reading...