Teaching Reading

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Susan Godsland

Teaching Reading

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August 2014

http://nifdi.org/news-latest-2/blog-hem ... tal-health
Literacy and mental health

http://nifdi.org/news-latest-2/blog-hem ... -behaviour
Literacy and behaviour.

''Imagine you're a five-year-old starting school, and you're a true reading/writing beginner. Your parents/grandparents/kinder teachers have not already taught you how to read or write. You can't recognise any letters or words, and you don't know that words are made of sounds and letters are how we represent these sounds. To you, the alphabet might as well be Wingdings...''

Can children with intellectual disabilities learn to read?
http://www.spelfabet.com.au/2014/07/can ... n-to-read/

http://literacyblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014 ... ystem.html
The English writing system. ''To claim, therefore, that some people learn to read and write as naturally as they learn to speak is simply a fiction. People who make such a claim are suffering from amnesia''

Who speaks for reading, writing and literature?
http://oilf.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/who- ... g-and.html

http://www.mybaba.com/chatter-books-and ... pplewhite/
Teacher and phonics expert, Debbie Hepplewhite, talks about her four children's different experiences of learning to read and her own experience as a classroom teacher.

http://rrf.org.uk/pdf/conf2011/Diane_Mc ... nf2011.pdf
The English Alphabet Code - talk given by Diane McGuinness at the RRF conference 2011.

http://teachingbattleground.wordpress.c ... cs-debate/
A very short summary of the phonics debate.

http://www.phonicsblog.co.uk/#/blog/456 ... le/3749192
Substance not [learning] style

Barking at print? ''Less than 1 percent of first- through third-grade students who scored as poor in reading comprehension were adequate in both decoding and vocabulary''
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1 ... 4/abstract

http://www.rrf.org.uk/archive.php?n_ID= ... eNumber=50
Extracts taken from Romance and Reality by K. Stanovich

http://www.quadrant.org.au/magazine/iss ... igital-age
Tom Burkard: Rousseau for the Digital Age

Pamphlet for Londoners by Miriam Gross: So why can’t they read?
http://www.cps.org.uk/files/reports/ori ... eyread.pdf

Barbash: Pre-K Can Work

In support of early, explicit phonics teaching:
http://ednews.org/articles/26125/1/In-s ... Page1.html

http://www.policyexchange.org.uk/images ... ndards.pdf
Rising Marks, Falling Standards: SATs, National Strategies, Reading Recovery...

What reading does for the mind: Cunningham&Stanovich http://www.aft.org/pdfs/americaneducato ... ingham.pdf

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1 ... 2/abstract
Does Learning to Read Improve Intelligence? A Longitudinal Multivariate Analysis in Identical Twins From Age 7 to 16

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/p ... 21/121.pdf
House of Commons Education&Skills Committee publication: Teaching Children to Read, published March 2005.

http://media.education.gov.uk/assets/fi ... review.pdf
Rose Report: 'Independent review of the teaching of early reading', published March 2006.

http://www.rrf.org.uk/archive.php?n_ID= ... eNumber=51
Illiterate boys: The new international phenomenon

http://www.societyforqualityeducation.o ... talism.pdf

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/review/s ... 73,00.html
Lost for Wurds

http://www.psy.cmu.edu/~rakison/PDFs/Te ... eading.pdf
How Psychological Science Informs the Teaching of Reading

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ans ... ding-wars/
Another Blast in the Reading Wars.

http://coreknowledge.org/mimik/mimik_up ... alking.pdf
When Two Vowels Go Walking by Matthew Davis

http://www.aft.org/pdfs/americaneducato ... ingham.pdf
Why do wealthy kids usually do better in school than poor kids?

http://www.psychologicalscience.org/pdf ... eading.pdf
How should reading be taught?

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Lyxg ... &q&f=false
Handbook of early literacy research Vol.2 -see Ch.4 by Ashby and Rayner on eye movement research.

Diane McGuinness comments http://dyslexics.org.uk/comment.pdf on the review of the Research Literature on the use of Phonics in the Teaching of Reading and Spelling, by Brooks, Torgerson and Hall https://www.education.gov.uk/publicatio ... /RB711.pdf

http://nifdi.org/news-latest-2/blog-hem ... empenstall
Dr Kerry Hempenstall: Failure to learn: Causes and consequences

The Blame Game! Are School Problems the Kids' Fault?

The Alessi study
http://www.societyforqualityeducation.o ... /blame.pdf