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by Vicki Lynch
Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:25 pm
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Topic: A different conference
Replies: 34
Views: 37866

Re: A different conference

I just happened to put the Wright Stuff on this morning whilst having breakfast and nearly threw up in my porridge. I went on to Mr. Rosen's website and found his personal email address and sent him a message. He replied and we proceeded to have a bit of a discussion where he really just told me to ...
by Vicki Lynch
Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:42 pm
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Topic: Mumsnet: JP and 'pure sounds'
Replies: 10
Views: 11639

Reading back, i didn't mean to explain myself in such an egotistical way - I'm not sure why I insinuated that I was the only one doing it in the 'proper' way when that's not what I meant at all - I know plenty of other people who say those sounds like that - lots who are parents who hear them like t...
by Vicki Lynch
Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:54 pm
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Topic: Mumsnet: JP and 'pure sounds'
Replies: 10
Views: 11639

Even when pure sounds and used and encouraged, why are 'y' 'w' and 'qu' still pronounced the traditional way?? People don't seem to be able to shake off the 'uh' from these ones. I've always said a brief 'ee' for 'y', and a brief 'oo' for 'w' so 'coo' for 'qu' but I don't know of anyone else that do...
by Vicki Lynch
Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:14 pm
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Topic: Mumsnet: THRASS in Reception
Replies: 4
Views: 6873

well, I'm being optimistic that's what it's about....!! I have, of course, equally heard it used as if children shouldn't be sounding out at all, but generally, I find parents totally understand how vital sounding out is, although they like it to be a stage got over with quickly....! That quote is j...
by Vicki Lynch
Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:52 pm
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Topic: Mumsnet: THRASS in Reception
Replies: 4
Views: 6873

Susan, do you mean "she has now been weaned off sounding out words in favour of sight reading them??" I've seen and heard this as a familiar comment - I often had to tell parents that the sounding out was a necessary part of understanding how the word works and developing the decoding skil...
by Vicki Lynch
Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:31 pm
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Topic: Does a split digraph reach across syllables?
Replies: 36
Views: 34424

Is it perhaps that our interpretation and approach will vary depending upon which level we are teaching and whether it's for English as a first language or not?

And yes, thanks Melissa, you clarified what I was thinking when I posted.
by Vicki Lynch
Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:37 pm
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Topic: Questions about the alphabetic code and the schwa sound
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1) I think probably it can, having a brief and very unscientific think - we certainly used to find many examples of it in my Year 1 class. 2) I never used to teach the schwa specifically but it cropped up all over the place in our literacy work and we quickly realised how most vowel graphemes can be...
by Vicki Lynch
Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:29 pm
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Topic: Does a split digraph reach across syllables?
Replies: 36
Views: 34424

I've never taught Magic e precisely because I think it causes this sort of extra and unnecessary confusion. Just from this post, you seem to be working from spelling to sound, whereas I always taught sound to spelling which seemed less complicated to me. 'river' was very regularly spelled, as the so...
by Vicki Lynch
Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:36 pm
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Topic: anyone up for shouting about synthetic phonics for an hour??
Replies: 5
Views: 8239

thanks debbie - I do agree with all that you say - it's just that, naively, I had no blinkin idea before we started thinking about children...! Think I am just still reeling from the shock :-) I would be most happy to just get on with it - in fact, i do, and i don't feel too bad, but I guess general...
by Vicki Lynch
Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:25 pm
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Topic: anyone up for shouting about synthetic phonics for an hour??
Replies: 5
Views: 8239

I am very sure I will be one day - at the moment, i just don't have the mental space to be dealing with all the phonics stuff right now - I am finding the challenge of parenthood enormous! I still say my piece on parenting forums :-) and have done some tutoring, but that's about it, really. I will r...
by Vicki Lynch
Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:10 pm
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Topic: Spelling of number 'one'
Replies: 4
Views: 7046

when we did Chaucer in A-level and were learning all the olde worlde pronunciations, I remember we had to say 'two' as 't-w-oa' and I've always told children that when we have discussed its 'weird' spelling.
by Vicki Lynch
Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:03 pm
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Topic: hidden method of reading revealed
Replies: 12
Views: 13615

hidden method of reading revealed

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6983176.stm

haven't been here in a long while, I'm afraid, but had to pop back to ask - is this relevant to anything we are working towards? Wasn't sure.... Sorry if I've already missed a thread discussing this.