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by geraldinecarter
Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Best Method for those with Down's Syndrome
Replies: 2
Views: 6032

Re: Best Method for those with Down's Syndrome

A colleague was very successful with a 5 year old child with Down syndrome who had v.severe speech problems. She used Sound Reading System + BRI. It was extremely hard work, of course, but his parent was thrilled by the improvement.
by geraldinecarter
Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Online training for 'That Reading Thing'
Replies: 5
Views: 6113

Re: Online training for 'That Reading Thing'

Best wishes, Tricia. I don't know how you fit it all in with all your visits to parents in Canada. It must be something to do with the spectacular scene from your window (in Canada) or can you get work done while you are there?
by geraldinecarter
Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Michael Rosen webchat wednesday 2nd Sept
Replies: 14
Views: 17774

Re: Michael Rosen webchat wednesday 2nd Sept

Absolutely spot-on, TheNewStatesman! Many thanks. Michael Rosen is obsessed by phonics - he does see a lot of it in schools and his young son has Ruth Miskin's programme. He's also very learned about language - but his stance is incredibly damaging. I can't understand how anyone whose older children...
by geraldinecarter
Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Music Lessons
Replies: 4
Views: 6081

Re: Music Lessons

I'd also read this fascinating article. At my children's Brixton Primary in the 80s nearly all 300+ children played an instrument - some of them went no further than recorder (many of the teachers had learned and were able to teach the children). ILEA were incredibly generous with musical instrument...
by geraldinecarter
Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Illiteracy will cost global economy $1.2tn in 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 3773

Re: Illiteracy will cost global economy $1.2tn in 2015

Thanks, Jim. This is a very good definition indeed of functional illiteracy.
by geraldinecarter
Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Papermover's daughter and the Y1 phonics screening check
Replies: 3
Views: 4197

Re: Papermover's daughter and the Y1 phonics screening check

That's great and thank you for the feedback.
Remind us of the school strategies??
by geraldinecarter
Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sir Jim Rose Why Children Fail to Read - new paper
Replies: 0
Views: 3893

Sir Jim Rose Why Children Fail to Read - new paper

The latest from Sir Jim Rose is on the IFERI site Why Children Fail to Read http://www.iferi.org/blog/

Yes - we still have to use this terminology, sadly.

If you haven't seen IFERI yet - it's well worth reading.
by geraldinecarter
Thu May 14, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A few misconceptions that pervade education
Replies: 0
Views: 3327

A few misconceptions that pervade education

Dianne Murphy - one of the most thoughtful of bloggers - there are many goodies in this lists - particularly articles dealing with Reading Recovery (Dianne Murphy is after all a New Zealander who has been living here for a number of years). Research and articles to clear up a few misconceptions that...
by geraldinecarter
Thu May 14, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spelfabet: Mixed methods seen through a 5yr old's eyes
Replies: 4
Views: 4840

Re: Spelfabet: Mixed methods seen through a 5yr old's eyes

The first part of Alison's film is absolutely brilliant - but then it all gets a bit rushed - too much information in short space of time?
by geraldinecarter
Sat May 02, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Project X CODE intervention programme
Replies: 4
Views: 4991

Re: Project X CODE intervention programme

Susan Godsland's critique of Project X is well worth revisiting. Following their disastrous results of 3 years ago, Oxford use this programme. Of course some children will improve after getting 'special' attention - but many don't and the millions spent on these word-poor, glossy, confused books is ...
by geraldinecarter
Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics Works
Replies: 4
Views: 5131

Re: Phonics Works

That's interesting, Jim. Do you have the link?
by geraldinecarter
Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Elizabeth Nonweiller's response to Phonics Check critic
Replies: 1
Views: 3086

Elizabeth Nonweiller's response to Phonics Check critic

Mike Lloyd Jones (author of Phonics and the Resistance to Reading - a fantastic book) flagged up Elizabeth's excellent response to yet another critic of the Phonics Check: Becky Morris: Does my five-year-old really need a phonics test? http://www.nottinghampost.com/Becky-Morris-Does-year-old-really-...
by geraldinecarter
Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics Check
Replies: 13
Views: 10632

Re: Phonics Check

Vital information, LGP and thanks also to KenM - perhaps this is an area that ResearchEd could advise on?
by geraldinecarter
Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Misty Andoniou: What should teachers know about spelling?
Replies: 3
Views: 4357

Re: Misty Andoniou: What should teachers know about spelling?

Yes - I went to his talk. He's a very accomplished and lively speaker. I don't think that there should be a 'should' in respect of spelling. Many programmes, including the one I'm now involved with, teach spelling directly after a body of story decoding/reading - with alphabet code structure - has b...
by geraldinecarter
Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Butterfly School
Replies: 8
Views: 6799

Re: Butterfly School

Yes, very good news. And, like Volunteer, I'd love to hear how things are. It would be good to catch up with this wonderful project.