In this, my final look at David Reedy’s contribution to the debate about whether the phonics screening check should be continued, I want to look at more of the claims he has made. Reedy complains that when administering the check the class teacher ‘may […] be out of the class for three days or more’.… Continue reading UKLA baloney
If there’s one thing The United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) never misses, it’s the opportunity to attack approaches to teaching all children to read and spell successfully and from the moment they enter school. Of course, I’m talking about good quality phonics approaches and, in particular, linguistic phonic approaches, such as Sounds-Write or Fiona Nevola’s… Continue reading The LB gives UKLA F for PSC
Susan Godsland’s eagle eye in detecting references to the teaching of reading has spotted one buried inside a podcast by Mark Henderson and published in theguardian online, which she’s posted as a new thread on the RRF here. The podcast, ‘The Geek Manifesto: why science matters’, is based on Henderson’s recently published book (2012) of… Continue reading Ballad of a thin-king man. We’re the geeks on this one!
A short while ago, Yvonne Meyer posted on the Reading Reform Foundation to a downloadable book on direct teaching, called Clear Teaching, With Direct instruction, Siegfried Englemann discovered a better way of teaching by Shephard Barbash. The posting has generated some discussion, which you can read here. Nevertheless, I thought I’d add my thoughts on theliteracyblog… Continue reading Clear teaching, Part I
Here’s a follow up to ‘A Rose but …’ Debbie Hepplewhite of the Reading Reform Foundation summed up the Report pretty well I thought: “I’ve now read through Rose’s Dyslexia Report – some parts too quickly so I need to re-read – however there is a lack of clarity and lack of mention of different… Continue reading O Rose, thou art sick!
The Rose Report is out. (Thanks to Susan Godsland who was quick enough out of the traps to post this on the RRF website.) I haven’t had time to read all of it yet online and, when I rang them to ask for hard copy, the government department wasn’t able to send me one. It… Continue reading The Rose Report is out!