Parents Internationally: This is really important: 'At a Loss for Words' by Emily Hanford

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Parents Internationally: This is really important: 'At a Loss for Words' by Emily Hanford

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:42 am

Parents/carers: - Journalist Emily Hanford is doing a fantastic job raising awareness in America about the research on reading - including the potential damage of multi-cueing word-guessing strategies. Emily provides text for this article but also an audio recording.

This information is not just of relevance to America, it is of relevance to any country where the English language is being taught for reading and writing.

I urge any parents and carers interested in the literacy of their children to read this text, and/or to listen to the audio recording:

At a Loss for Words

How a flawed idea is teaching millions of kids to be poor readers

https://www.apmreports.org/story/2019/0 ... ch-reading
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Re: Parents Internationally: This is really important: 'At a Loss for Words' by Emily Hanford

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:47 am

Dr Kerry Hempenstall provides a great deal of information about 'multi-cueing reading strategies', sometimes known as '3-cueing' or, in England, the 'searchlights reading strategies':

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=701
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Re: Parents Internationally: This is really important: 'At a Loss for Words' by Emily Hanford

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:50 am

Emily Hanford mentions the well-known intervention programme, Reading Recovery, and so here is a link to a great deal of information about grave worries internationally about the Reading Recovery approach:

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