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by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Sun May 17, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: US: The Reading League - Mission Statement (National Director, Laura Stewart)
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US: The Reading League - Mission Statement (National Director, Laura Stewart)

The Reading League organisation is making great strides in the United States. Read about the work of The Reading League and its mission statement: https://www.thereadingleague.org/science-of-reading/?utm_source=The+Reading+League&utm_campaign=cfff39e5de-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_05_01_05_43&utm_m...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Sun May 17, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Reading Wars and Reading Recovery: What Educators, Families, and Taxpayers Should Know
Replies: 15
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Re: The Reading Wars and Reading Recovery: What Educators, Families, and Taxpayers Should Know

This is an excellent post, amongst many other excellent posts, by the author of TheReadingApe blog. But what I don't understand, and I've said so via Twitter, is why the author of the blog does not signpost the information flagged up by the International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction,...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Detroit USA: 'Is learning to read a constitutional right?' Emily Hanford and Christopher Peak
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Detroit USA: 'Is learning to read a constitutional right?' Emily Hanford and Christopher Peak

Journalists Emily Hanford and Christopher Speak continue to follow the story in America about the teaching of reading as a fundamental right - laying bare where the science of reading is not understood or followed, and where inequity results in further challenges to becoming a reader: Is learning to...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: International relevance - The Reading Ape blog: 'So hands up, who hates phonics? Some very influential people...'
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International relevance - The Reading Ape blog: 'So hands up, who hates phonics? Some very influential people...'

We should never under-estimate how long it takes to write posts such as this below for 'The Reading Ape' blog. Of course the IFERI forum is full of information showing clearly what a huge, and continuous, war there is regarding how best to teach reading - and this post illustrates this with many ref...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: US: The Reading League Symposium - Monday 27th April 2020
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Views: 328

US: The Reading League Symposium - Monday 27th April 2020

Here is some news about 'The Reading League Symposium: We're All in This Together' on Monday 27th April 2020:


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-readin ... 2174631072
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Wales, UK: Outstanding post by teacher Rob Randel - laying bare flawed official guidance
Replies: 1
Views: 842

Wales, UK: Outstanding post by teacher Rob Randel - laying bare flawed official guidance

Primary teacher, Rob Randel, has done an outstanding job laying bare the inadequacies and flaws in the official guidance for teachers and others in Wales: Does #CurriculumforWales leave reading to chance? by Rob Randel https://15mfcymru.blogspot.com/2020/04/does-cfw-leave-reading-to-chance.html ...W...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Eng & other countries: Official guidance of what to do and NOT to do when teaching reading!
Replies: 7
Views: 1314

Re: Eng & other countries: Official guidance of what to do and NOT to do when teaching reading!

Thank you to teacher Rob Randel for providing a link to the 'professional standards' for teachers in Wales. This is, quite frankly, not just dismaying - it's unaccountable when there is so much information about reading instruction readily available via the internet nowadays. Officials and advisors ...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Eng & other countries: Official guidance of what to do and NOT to do when teaching reading!
Replies: 7
Views: 1314

Re: Eng & other countries: Official guidance of what to do and NOT to do when teaching reading!

Here is more detailed information about developments in the Department for Education and in Ofsted in England - clearly shining a light on the need for all stakeholders to be on board with evidence-informed reading instruction, the seriousness of this field, and the need to keep on championing the h...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Eng & other countries: Official guidance of what to do and NOT to do when teaching reading!
Replies: 7
Views: 1314

Re: Eng & other countries: Official guidance of what to do and NOT to do when teaching reading!

This message is from Susan Godsland, also a founding committee member of the International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction. Susan has supplied some snippets of official documents in England. What this demonstrates is that in England it is not only the Department for Education that is on...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Eng & other countries: Official guidance of what to do and NOT to do when teaching reading!
Replies: 7
Views: 1314

Re: Eng & other countries: Official guidance of what to do and NOT to do when teaching reading!

Further: Alicia Smith @AliciaFromTiny · 4m Replying to @debbiehepp Linda Siegel has also been retained by the Ontario Human Rights Commission for the current #RightToRead inquiry. Our Education ministry refuses to adopt evidence so we have been making the case that it is a human rights issue, see: h...

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