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by Susan Godsland
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Have the phonics check results plateaued?
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Have the phonics check results plateaued?

This week the 2017 PSC national results were unofficially announced on twitter and @jpembroke tweeted: Phonics results: based on early national from @PerspectiveEdu, when rounded same as 2016 (81%). Plateau? Back in February 2016, on this IFERI thread http://www.iferi.org/iferi_forum/viewtopic.php?f...
by Susan Godsland
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Nick Gibb, champion of Systematic Synthetic Phonics in England
Replies: 24
Views: 5863

Re: Nick Gibb, champion of Systematic Synthetic Phonics in England

The Australian reported on Nick Gibb's speech The Reading Wars are a decades-old battle of ideas about how children should be taught to read: synthetic phonics, which involves using letter and sound relationships, versus whole language, which emphasises other skills instead of sounding words. Dr Buc...
by Susan Godsland
Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Dr Jennifer Buckingham: Focus on Phonics - a report recommending use of an annual phonics check
Replies: 33
Views: 5494

Re: Dr Jennifer Buckingham: Focus on Phonics - a report recommending use of an annual phonics check

Thrass programme developer Alan Davies stated in a press release (Jan 08): (T)here is no need to look for a new model of early reading to replace the ‘Searchlights’ model...It is wrong to believe that synthetic phonics is the ‘best route to becoming skilled readers’, as stated in Jim’s report'... 'P...
by Susan Godsland
Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Dr Jennifer Buckingham: Focus on Phonics - a report recommending use of an annual phonics check
Replies: 33
Views: 5494

Re: Dr Jennifer Buckingham: Focus on Phonics - a report recommending use of an annual phonics check

Excellent editorial today in The Australian re. the possible introduction of the PSC http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/editorials/you-wouldnt-read-about-it/news-story/363a52d751a7b856a3ae11ad5bd120e4 Australia is being urged to adopt a successful British test of phonics for early reading at sc...
by Susan Godsland
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Dr Jennifer Buckingham: Focus on Phonics - a report recommending use of an annual phonics check
Replies: 33
Views: 5494

Re: Dr Jennifer Buckingham: Focus on Phonics - a report recommending use of an annual phonics check

Australian Financial Review: http://www.afr.com/news/policy/education/australia-needs-a-phonics-check-for-young-school-kids-like-the-one-which-has-worked-in-the-uk-20161123-gsvl7x Simon Birmingham backs phonics check for all year 1 children Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham has seized on a...
by Susan Godsland
Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why is SSP teaching still not having an impact in some schools?
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Re: Why is SSP teaching still not having an impact in many schools?

In this post John Walker explains why the check has yet to have an impact on pupils attainment in the KS2 SATs. http://literacyblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/phonics-across-curriculum.html However, all of this this doesn’t answer the complaint that the phonics deniers make when they claim that phonics ...
by Susan Godsland
Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why is SSP teaching still not having an impact in some schools?
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Why is SSP teaching still not having an impact in some schools?

This week David Didau wrote a blog post that created a lot of comments. One of those comments was from a teacher, Jacqui MB, in response to a question from Michael Rosen. David Didau's post: Do we teach children to love reading? Part 2 http://www.learningspy.co.uk/reading/teach-children-love-reading...
by Susan Godsland
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Reading difficulties of older learners
Replies: 2
Views: 628

Re: Reading difficulties of older learners

Sound Reading System author and trainer Fiona Nevola has also written about the contentious subject of introducing new grammar schools -and why she thinks it's a policy resulting from political panic from politicians who don't know what to do about the 'seemingly impossible to narrow' educational ac...
by Susan Godsland
Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Abi Steel: Joining-up phonics support
Replies: 0
Views: 301

Abi Steel: Joining-up phonics support

IFERI committee member Abigail Steel has written this article for SEN Magazine Joining-up phonics support Abigail Steel provides five steps to improve phonics inclusivity in mainstream classrooms https://senmagazine.co.uk/home/uncategorised/joining-up-phonics-support On paper, everything that was in...
by Susan Godsland
Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Is there a role for predictable texts in beginning reading instruction?
Replies: 7
Views: 3053

Re: Is there a role for predictable texts in beginning reading instruction?

Australian professor Misty Adoniou rightly rails against formulaic leveled reading schemes but gets it wrong in the end. How should reading be taught in schools? https://theconversation.com/how-should-reading-be-taught-in-schools-61361 Misty is right! These levels are based on algorithms that calcul...

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