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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 10:26 pm    Post subject: Debbie's talk: 2015 Reading Reform Foundation Conference Reply with quote

"Does it really matter if teachers do not share a common understanding of phonics and reading instruction?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5QT8kEQ_zU&feature=youtu.be


More footage to follow of some fantastic talks at the March 2015 Reading Reform Foundation conference!

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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've added my video link to this thread on the 'International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction' (IFERI) message forum with the topic of '2014 Reading Recovery study - can we believe the results?'

This should be very interesting reading:

http://www.iferi.org/iferi_forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=22
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Further international collaboration - my RRF talk added to the National Right To Read Foundation, USA, here:

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England on the move with phonics


http://www.nrrf.org/england-on-the-move-with-phonics/
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see that 'Quirky Teacher' thought my RRF talk was 'excellent' and agreed whole-heartedly!

https://thequirkyteacher.wordpress.com/2015/05/27/do-we-need-a-revolution-in-early-years-maths-teaching/

This is perhaps not surprising because 'Quirky Teacher' often writes with a lot of common sense and I often (but not always) agree with the musings described in the posts!


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my goodness, I just received this amazing feedback from someone in the USA!

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I just watched your presentation at the RRF conference. It was wonderful! I cannot tell you how impressed I was with your accurate, practical, and powerful presentation. You covered all the bases and more. Now I see why you were so concerned about the 70 common phonograms….: ) 157 and counting. I truly respect your intellectual capabilities to address issues so quickly and so accurately.

Listening to your presentation was like a delicious banquet…each course better than the one before.


It seems immodest of me to post this comment here, but I've only done this because I really want to encourage people to watch my RRF talk and to watch it in full - and it is about 55 minutes long. That takes patience, I know, but it is full of important information right to the very end.

And the main issues it raises includes the continued dominance of multi-cueing reading strategies, the responsibility of those in authority, that we can cause or exacerbate 'dyslexia', that phonics teaching can look very different school to school, that those in authority are culpable for continuing to give mixed messages about what to teach...and more!

Please do watch if you have a true interest in levels of literacy and how reading is taught.

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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see my RRF talk in Marie's online phonics magazine:


http://paper.li/Marie_Kilgallon/1360205748?edition_id=952204c0-05f1-11e5-ba85-0cc47a0d164b

At the time of this posting, the video has over 600 views in just six days!

Please try to watch it to the end and then tweet and retweet if you do Twitter!

A few people have emailed me or tweeted to say every teacher should watch it.

Personally I think that every teacher-trainer, every Ofsted inspector and the DfE personnel should watch it too!

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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Lloyd-Jones also draws attention to inadequate phonics teaching via his 'Phonicsblog':


http://www.phonicsblog.co.uk/#/blog/4565770755/Phonics-and-the-Art-of-Bonsai/9791994

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Phonics and the art of Bonsai

The trend today is towards the tiny. Smaller, leaner, thinner, lighter. Modern innovation and design is a restless drive to miniaturisation. But sometimes less is just….well, less.

In too many primary schools – perhaps it is the majority of those schools – the phonics teaching provided is a cut-down version of what children should be entitled to. The children are short-changed by a version of phonics which is fragmentary, partial and disjointed– and for so many the inevitable price of this cut-down teaching is stunted reading development.


This is well worth reading - as are all Mike's postings on his blog and the book he has written is a 'must read' if you want to understand more about resistance to phonics teaching in England:

Phonics and the Resistance to Reading

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Phonics-Resistance-Reading-Mike-Lloyd-Jones/dp/1495438112/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393523574&sr=8-1&keywords=phonics+and+the+resistance+to+reading
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm linking this thread to another thread where Kerry Hempenstall, mentioned in my RRF talk, flags up some very wise and pertinent words by Zig Englemann and Robert Slavin:


http://phonicsinternational.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=801
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