At the weekend I was asked to have a look at a child with literacy difficulties. One of the problems she had was that she hadn’t been taught to say sounds precisely. Sounds-Write sets great store in emphasising to teachers the importance of saying sounds properly without adding an /uh / sound after every consonant.… Continue reading The children at St Thomas Aquinas sound all right!
I don’t know whether you saw the recent Horizon programme, in which David Baddiel asked the question ‘Who Do You Want Your Child to Be’. A somewhat bemused Baddiel was seen asking Usha Goswami, a Cambridge professor, what reading is about and was amazed to learn that reading is much about the sounds of the… Continue reading Research on reading