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by Susan Godsland
Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Best Method for those with Down's Syndrome
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

Re: Best Method for those with Down's Syndrome

Here's what I've found out about teaching reading and Down's syndrome R + P interventions (interventions based on Reading Recovery methodology + Phonological Awareness training) Phonology with Reading programme (Nuffield Foundation.Language4Reading) was a research project using an R+P intervention w...
by Susan Godsland
Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Michael Rosen webchat wednesday 2nd Sept
Replies: 17
Views: 3359

Re: Michael Rosen webchat wednesday 2nd Sept

Thanks Frances. Ok, probably against Mumsnet rules, but here's Rosen's mention of phonics: Thank you everyone for your messages. I fully understand that people get very agitated about this phonics question. Just to be clear. I am not against the use of phonics in teaching children to read. What I'm ...
by Susan Godsland
Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Reading Bug
Replies: 6
Views: 2235

Re: The Reading Bug

Someone has just pointed me in the direction of an article from the Sydney Morning Herald Nov. 2003. It mentions author Paul Jennings and his (then) new book The Reading Bug. Jennings admits that, whilst advocating whole language guessing strategies for everyone else's children, he taught his own da...
by Susan Godsland
Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2015 Conference videos on YouTube
Replies: 5
Views: 2569

Re: 2015 Conference videos on YouTube

'Twitter outrage over headteacher's EYFS comments' http://linkis.com/nurseryworld.co.uk/i1YC8 In a video interview about how St George’s School in Battersea achieves its excellent results, headteacher Janet Hilary says, ‘What is the nonsense that we play every day in the early years? I’m not saying ...
by Susan Godsland
Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 2015 Conference videos on YouTube
Replies: 5
Views: 2569

Re: 2015 Conference videos on YouTube

Wonderful blog post commenting on the Jan Hilary, Head Teacher St George's School, video

https://thequirkyteacher.wordpress.com/ ... video-out/
by Susan Godsland
Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Synthetic phonics programme for teaching Spanish
Replies: 0
Views: 1445

Synthetic phonics programme for teaching Spanish

A unique Spanish (Latin America) systematic synthetic phonics reading, writing and spelling programme written by Grace Vilar, from Argentina, and Debbie Hepplewhite.

http://alfabetizacionespanol.com/
by Susan Godsland
Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Poorer Children and Teacher Perception
Replies: 4
Views: 2276

Re: Poorer Children and Teacher Perception

Research, studying factors that predict children's reading ability, showed that in Britain the strongest predictor at age seven was the mother's level of education rather than the child's IQ (D.McGuinness Why Children Can't Read p29). As Tom Burkard explains, 'When teachers don't teach, the educatio...
by Susan Godsland
Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Light-touch, phonics-based check' for Y1 children
Replies: 160
Views: 57765

Re: 'Light-touch, phonics-based check' for Y1 children

Oh dear :sad: Head Teacher Tim Clarke writes about the phonics check. Alien words or an alien concept? https://timjumpclarke.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/alien-words-or-an-alien-concept/ Don’t get me wrong, I think phonics are an important strategy in learning to be a reader and for most children it is ...
by Susan Godsland
Sun May 31, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Light-touch, phonics-based check' for Y1 children
Replies: 160
Views: 57765

Re: 'Light-touch, phonics-based check' for Y1 children

It might be good fun to have a thread running where we can post all the excuses the Rosenati of this world come up with to prevent little children being taught to read quickly with phonics
We could always add to this thread?
http://www.rrf.org.uk/messageforum/view ... 35&start=0
by Susan Godsland
Fri May 29, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Stanford brain wave study shows impact of phonics
Replies: 3
Views: 1443

Re: Stanford brain wave study shows impact of phonics

And there's research (2002) indicating that ''a deficit in functional brain organization underlying dyslexia can be reversed after sufficiently intense intervention lasting as little as 2 months'' Two linguistic phonics intervention programmes were used in the research. Simos, P. et al (2002). Dysle...
by Susan Godsland
Mon May 25, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: RRF 2015 conference videos & ppts.
Replies: 0
Views: 1950

RRF 2015 conference videos & ppts.

Debbie Hepplewhite's conference talk is now available. We'll add the others as they appear. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5QT8kEQ_zU&feature=youtu.be Debbie Hepplewhite MBE FRSA opens the UK Reading Reform Foundation Conference 2015. The theme of the conference is, ' From the Rose Review to the N...
by Susan Godsland
Mon May 25, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Dyslexia not linked to eyesight, says study
Replies: 7
Views: 2156

Re: Dyslexia not linked to eyesight, says study

Ophthalmic Abnormalities and Reading Impairment http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2015/05/20/peds.2014-3622.abstract OBJECTIVES: To explore associations between specific learning disorder with impairment in reading (dyslexia) and ophthalmic abnormalities in children aged 7 to 9 yea...
by Susan Godsland
Thu May 21, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Prof.Willingham's book on reading
Replies: 21
Views: 6437

Re: Prof.Willingham's book on reading

There are grapheme to phoneme charts (Table3. consonants Table4. vowels) in the Letters and Sounds Notes of Guidance p25/26/27

http://www.babcock-education.co.uk/ldp/ ... did=300765
by Susan Godsland
Thu May 21, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Prof.Willingham's book on reading
Replies: 21
Views: 6437

Re: Prof.Willingham's book on reading

Sound to print: the appliance of science http://literacyblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/sound-to-print-appliance-of-science.html In this post I want to point to a fundamental, logical inconsistency in the approaches used by many specialists in the teaching of literacy here in the United Kingdom, in Aust...