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Kevin Wheldall’s Blog: Notes from Harefield

Postby Anne Glennie » Sun May 24, 2015 12:52 pm

http://www.kevinwheldall.com/

Kevin Wheldall is an Emeritus Professor of Macquarie University. His blog includes reflections on reading, books, education, family, and life in general.
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Re: Kevin Wheldall’s Blog: Notes from Harefield

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:28 am

'A matter of balance' via Kevin's blog:

http://www.kevinwheldall.com/2015/02/a- ... lance.html

Over the past thirty or more years, by means of steady, cumulative scientific research, we have learned a very great deal more about how reading works and how it may best be taught. And yet some are still clinging, romantically, to notions and methods that are now clearly well past their sell-by date. The ideas underpinning Reading Recovery, for example, were good in the seventies, ground-breaking even, but we now know that the use of what is, in effect, ‘incidental phonics’ as part of the mix is very inefficient and has led to a program of only marginal cost effectiveness. It is time to move on, to put young and low-progress readers first, instead of pride or ideology, and to use what has clearly been shown by scientific evidence to work effectively for most students most of the time.
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Re: Kevin Wheldall’s Blog: Notes from Harefield

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:51 am

Congratulations to Kevin Wheldall and his colleagues as 'Multilit' celebrates 20 years of development and progress with its 20th Anniversary Conference:

Celebrating 20 years of MultiLit

Marking two decades since it was established, MultiLit held a 20th Anniversary Conference, ‘Delivering Successful Literacy Interventions for 20 Years’, on Saturday 7 November at Macquarie University.


http://www.multilit.com/wp-content/uplo ... 61f3225453
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Re: Kevin Wheldall’s Blog: Notes from Harefield

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:04 pm

This is a link to the 'General Forum' where I have posted about Professor Kevin Wheldall's open letter to Education Minister Adrian Piccoli about reviews of the Reading Recovery programme. This is a 'must read' post:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=532&p=752#p752
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Re: Kevin Wheldall’s Blog: Notes from Harefield

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:32 pm

'MultiLit Moments' - a newsletter about MulitLit developments and findings for parents and teachers.

Read the great news about the new decodable reading books:

http://www.multilit.com/wp-content/uplo ... 16-WEB.pdf

Do you know how to tame a crocodile?
What happens when a sheep takes a jeep for a spin?
Will a little lost puppy nd his way home?


Find out the answers to these and many more very important questions in our new InitiaLit Readers.
MultiLit is excited to announce the upcoming release of its own set of 60 phonic readers as part of the new InitiaLit – Foundation program due to be released next year.
The InitiaLit decodable Readers series has been carefully developed by the MultiLit Product Development team to provide phonic support for beginner readers, working alongside the sequenced introduction of letter sounds and sight words taught in the rst year of schooling. The readers will encourage young children to use the correct reading strategies to access print right from the start. Guessing words from pictures and context will be a thing of the past.
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Re: Kevin Wheldall’s Blog: Notes from Harefield

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:30 am

August 2016 - see the first edition of an excellent bulletin 'Nomanis' which is free to download:

https://indd.adobe.com/view/0183a7a8-24 ... 00e04f71b5
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Re: Kevin Wheldall’s Blog: Notes from Harefield

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:08 am

In just a few pages, the short reports and articles in the newsletter Mulltilit Moments describe and draw attention to really key issues in the drive towards literacy - including the factors that impede literacy for many learners and what ensures literacy for many learners.

This big issues are extremely important to draw attention to. Kevin and Robyn Wheldall, and Jennifer Buckingham, play a huge and long-standing role in addressing these issue head-on and IFERI is very grateful for their support and contribution to the bigger picture.

Kevin, Robyn and Jennifer promote literacy in academic and practical ways and in championing good literacy for all - and have done for many years. Note too, that at last they (and others no doubt) have managed to engage individual politicians to take the years of challenge to whole language orthodoxy seriously which is also noted in the Multilit Moments newsletter. The information and messages included in this newsletter have relevance internationally - not just in Australia - and so I'm highlighting this edition via IFERI's General Forum and in the wider international domain. Congratulations to the Multilit team for their hard work, perseverance and success with the various programmes they have designed, produced and tested.

http://www.multilit.com/wp-content/uplo ... v_2016.pdf

See the thread I've developed to showcase the MultiLit team's range of successes here:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=680&p=1219#p1219

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