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  Topic: Why do we teach cursive writing?
pdwroe

Replies: 2
Views: 14748

PostForum: All sorts of articles, blogs, research and topics to stimulate debate!   Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:04 pm   Subject: Why do we teach cursive writing?
Just wondered if anyone had any comments about the subject of teaching cursive handwriting to children. I have had a query from a parent whose 5 year old is struggling with cursive handwriting. Her sc ...
  Topic: "Mistake" in Letters and Sounds?!?
pdwroe

Replies: 9
Views: 39860

PostForum: All sorts of articles, blogs, research and topics to stimulate debate!   Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:43 pm   Subject: "Mistake" in Letters and Sounds?!?
Laughing It made perfect sense to me, but the I'm a phonics nerd! I fear that the majority of people on this planet would think we were talking some alien language!
I have just read the article you link ...
  Topic: "Mistake" in Letters and Sounds?!?
pdwroe

Replies: 9
Views: 39860

PostForum: All sorts of articles, blogs, research and topics to stimulate debate!   Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:41 pm   Subject: "Mistake" in Letters and Sounds?!?
I am personally really glad that the debate I started - and which was my undoing! - is still pertinent and getting people to think about best practice which was always my intention.

I'm feeling dar ...
  Topic: reading comprehension
pdwroe

Replies: 2
Views: 14681

PostForum: All sorts of articles, blogs, research and topics to stimulate debate!   Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:01 pm   Subject: reading comprehension
Thank you for that link, it is interesting reading. I need to check a bit more with mum and dad, but at first glance I would say its probably not , as his communication and socail skills appear to be ...
  Topic: reading comprehension
pdwroe

Replies: 2
Views: 14681

PostForum: All sorts of articles, blogs, research and topics to stimulate debate!   Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:20 am   Subject: reading comprehension
I'm really hoping that someone maight be able to give me some help. I have a pupil who comes to me because of his poor comprehension skills. The scenario is this:
L is 9 yrs 7 months, and on the Burt ...
  Topic: Poppetsam where are you?!
pdwroe

Replies: 0
Views: 10100

PostForum: All sorts of articles, blogs, research and topics to stimulate debate!   Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:35 pm   Subject: Poppetsam where are you?!
We haven't heard from you for a while. I was just wondering how things are going and how your class are doing now that we are halfway through the year?
Let us have an update!! Very Happy
  Topic: OOps!
pdwroe

Replies: 0
Views: 10073

PostForum: All sorts of articles, blogs, research and topics to stimulate debate!   Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:44 pm   Subject: OOps!
Sorry, I forgot to paste the article into the post about Reading Recovery!
I have now rectified the matter, hope it makes a bit more sense now! Must be the snow getting to me. Laughing
  Topic: Coffee quotes
pdwroe

Replies: 2
Views: 14434

PostForum: All sorts of articles, blogs, research and topics to stimulate debate!   Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:18 pm   Subject: Coffee quotes
Yes, quite right!! Sorry I wasn't meaning that to sound as though only educated mothers should be paid to stay at home! I believe that all mothers (or fathers) should have the choice to stay at home a ...
  Topic: Reading Recovery
pdwroe

Replies: 0
Views: 10618

PostForum: All sorts of articles, blogs, research and topics to stimulate debate!   Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:05 pm   Subject: Reading Recovery
I read the following article in my local freebie newspaper the other morning whilst having breakfast Evil or Very Mad .

PUPILS at a Derbyshire primary school have improved their reading skills so much that ...
  Topic: Coffee quotes
pdwroe

Replies: 2
Views: 14434

PostForum: All sorts of articles, blogs, research and topics to stimulate debate!   Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:19 pm   Subject: Coffee quotes
A friend and I were having coffee this afternoon and mulling over the report into childhood unhappiness. We were discussing the fact that so many educated women are being forced into work, when actual ...
  Topic: Report on childhood happiness and the "selfishness of a
pdwroe

Replies: 1
Views: 12355

PostForum: All sorts of articles, blogs, research and topics to stimulate debate!   Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:52 pm   Subject: Report on childhood happiness and the "selfishness of a
Oh dear, now I'm really depressed Sad As if its not enough to feel constantly under pressure as a teacher to get everything right, I'm now being slated for being a part time working mum.
If you havent ...
  Topic: Alert - curriculum review!
pdwroe

Replies: 0
Views: 10263

PostForum: All sorts of articles, blogs, research and topics to stimulate debate!   Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:27 am   Subject: Alert - curriculum review!
I went on a training course on Thursday and found out about the government review (by Jim Rose) into the Primary Curriculum. The trainer that was running the course (who was very passionate and inspir ...
  Topic: Hope and inspiration
pdwroe

Replies: 2
Views: 13038

PostForum: All sorts of articles, blogs, research and topics to stimulate debate!   Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:17 am   Subject: Hope and inspiration
Very Happy I too am feeling very hopeful for the future under the influence of Obama
Thought this might interest people, although its nothing to do with phonics, it seems relevant to those of us who are pass ...
  Topic: Time out to consolidate blending and segmenting skills?
pdwroe

Replies: 2
Views: 15089

PostForum: All sorts of articles, blogs, research and topics to stimulate debate!   Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:25 pm   Subject: Time out to consolidate blending and segmenting skills?
Thank you Debbie, as always you have raised some very interesting points. Some of which I can answer and others I don't have enough info to be able to answer. One of the things I will say though, is t ...
  Topic: Time out to consolidate blending and segmenting skills?
pdwroe

Replies: 2
Views: 15089

PostForum: All sorts of articles, blogs, research and topics to stimulate debate!   Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:18 pm   Subject: Time out to consolidate blending and segmenting skills?
A friend is having a debate in her school at the moment about whether to keep on introducing the phonemes at a rate of 3 per week or whether to take time out to consolidate segmenting and blending ski ...
 
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