Why is it that some schools are able to successfully teach every child to read but the majority still don’t? This was the question posed by Dr Derrie Clark in an interview with Jan Hilary, who was until recently head of St George’s C. of E. Primary School in Wandsworth, when they met at this year’s Reading Reform Foundation conference. You… Continue reading Jan Hilary, head teacher extraordinaire!
This post is a companion piece to the previous one ‘Learning to read made éśé!’ Today I want to deal with the claim that the notion of ‘silent letters’ can in some way assist children in learning to read because the authors of ‘Learning to read made easy’ seem have made this one of… Continue reading Learning to read made éśé II: the nonsense of silent letters
I have just read about and watched the latest in a long line of doomed attempts to solve the problem of the complexities of the English alphabetic code. It’s called ‘Learning To Read Made Easy’ and you can get a flavour of it here. Like its predecessors, it is doomed because the authors don’t understand… Continue reading Learning to read made éśé!