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by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'World Maps of the 25 Most Spoken Languages' - number 1 is English
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'World Maps of the 25 Most Spoken Languages' - number 1 is English

I find it so ironic and tragic that the English language is the most widely used language and yet we have had to endure a long-lasting reading debate (known as the 'reading wars') regarding how best to teach reading and spelling in the English language - the very reason for the existence of the IFER...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: USA: 'Letter to the Lindbergh Board' - This is how to do it!
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USA: 'Letter to the Lindbergh Board' - This is how to do it!

Do read this signed, collective letter to the Lindbergh Board - you may want to follow this example: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17PZ1w1TEjcSZnlhCCnyAld6rF3X3pdNjTpOhPE4YuD8/mobilebasic?fbclid=IwAR3I96TwkE4ijquIqV3QzuZN835CUv3EjmrH8FWVjZRIplGfTeVbTyaufEo November 5, 2019 Members of the School...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Research and Recommended Reading
Topic: Ambition Institute: 'Explaining the science of learning to teachers'
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Ambition Institute: 'Explaining the science of learning to teachers'

Thanks to Tom Bennett for flagging up this helpful document via Twitter: Explaining the science of learning to teachers https://www.ambition.org.uk/blog/explaining-science-learning-teachers/ Harry Fletcher-Wood introduces The Learning Curriculum 2.0 – a revised version of his guide for teacher educa...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Eng: We are so lucky in England to have Ofsted inspection focused on 'deep dives' for reading instruction and outcomes
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: Eng: We are so lucky in England to have Ofsted inspection focused on 'deep dives' for reading instruction and outcom

Gill Jones' post refers to the 'Bold Beginnings' report (2017) that was quite controversial in the early years sector.

Here is the link to the report and responses to it:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=921&p=1729#p1729
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Eng: Ofsted's draft proposals for school inspection 2019 - fantastic for reading instruction!
Replies: 5
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Re: Eng: Ofsted's draft proposals for school inspection 2019 - fantastic for reading instruction!

November 2019, Deputy Director for Early Childhood, Gill Jones, writes an important post about inspection focusing on a 'deep dive' into early reading instruction and its outcomes for all children:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1319&p=2694#p2694
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Eng: We are so lucky in England to have Ofsted inspection focused on 'deep dives' for reading instruction and outcomes
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Eng: We are so lucky in England to have Ofsted inspection focused on 'deep dives' for reading instruction and outcomes

We are truly lucky in England as our statutory National Curriculum for English for Key Stage One (infants) and Key Stage Two (juniors) is based on the Simple View of Reading model, and the latest 2019 Inspection Framework makes it very clear that systematic synthetic phonics provision is expected to...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: USA: 'Review of "The Reading Strategies Book"' by Stephen Parker - very revealing!
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Views: 416

USA: 'Review of "The Reading Strategies Book"' by Stephen Parker - very revealing!

Blogger Stephen Parker goes to great trouble, yet again, to review a guidance book potentially causing teachers to adopt very poor teaching methods in their classrooms in America: https://www.parkerphonics.com/post/a-review-of-the-reading-strategies-book A Review of "The Reading Strategies Book...

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