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by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Eng: 2019 Ofsted Inspection Handbook & 2014 National Curriculum for English
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Re: Eng: 2019 Ofsted Inspection Handbook & 2014 National Curriculum for English

Good signs in England of organisations getting on board with Ofsted's raised levels of emphasis on schools teaching 'systematic synthetic phonics' right from the Foundation Stage (4 to 5 year olds). Here you can see Herts of Learning clarifying expectations: https://iferi.org/iferi_forum/viewtopic.p...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Eng - Herts for Learning: 'Getting forensic with phonics: Ofsted's focus on the early stages of reading'
Replies: 0
Views: 63

Eng - Herts for Learning: 'Getting forensic with phonics: Ofsted's focus on the early stages of reading'

The Herts for Learning organisation clarifies the expectations for phonics provision and continuing professional development that will be looked for by England's inspectorate - Ofsted: Getting forensic with phonics: Ofsted's focus on the early stages of reading https://www.hertsforlearning.co.uk/blo...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Wisconsin
Replies: 0
Views: 42

Wisconsin

MMSD changing curriculum to brain-based letter sound approach as Wisconsin readers fall behind https://www.channel3000.com/news/mmsd-changing-curriculum-to-brain-based-letter-sound-approach-as-wisconsin-readers-fall-behind/1118470315 MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin's young readers are falling behind as o...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: USA: 'Fake reading instruction was always a conspiracy. Obviously.' Bruce Deitrick Price
Replies: 1
Views: 124

USA: 'Fake reading instruction was always a conspiracy. Obviously.' Bruce Deitrick Price

Phonics stalwart, Bruce Deitrick Price, points out the ludicrous scenario of the battles over reading instruction, and in doing so flags up the important work of the amazing Bob Sweet Jnr who sadly died in July 2019: Fake reading instruction was always a conspiracy. Obviously https://www.linkedin.co...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Education Blogs & Websites of Interest
Topic: Blog of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education
Replies: 0
Views: 379

Blog of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education

The battle for research-informed reading instruction is a hot topic in New Zealand as well as other countries. This blog, with contributions featuring reading instruction issues, was flagged up via Twitter: Blog of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education https://nzareblog.wordpress.com...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: NZ: 'Parents of dyslexic children campaign for phonics'
Replies: 0
Views: 132

NZ: 'Parents of dyslexic children campaign for phonics'

I think this piece has a five minutes time limit to read it - I may be wrong:

Parents of dyslexic children campaign for phonics: 'Nothing worse than watching a little boy's sparkling eyes disappear'

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/arti ... d=12262775
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Parent Forum
Topic: Parents Internationally: This is really important: 'At a Loss for Words' by Emily Hanford
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Re: Parents Internationally: This is really important: 'At a Loss for Words' by Emily Hanford

Emily Hanford mentions the well-known intervention programme, Reading Recovery, and so here is a link to a great deal of information about grave worries internationally about the Reading Recovery approach:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=861
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Parent Forum
Topic: Parents Internationally: This is really important: 'At a Loss for Words' by Emily Hanford
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Re: Parents Internationally: This is really important: 'At a Loss for Words' by Emily Hanford

Dr Kerry Hempenstall provides a great deal of information about 'multi-cueing reading strategies', sometimes known as '3-cueing' or, in England, the 'searchlights reading strategies':

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=701
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Parent Forum
Topic: Parents Internationally: This is really important: 'At a Loss for Words' by Emily Hanford
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Parents Internationally: This is really important: 'At a Loss for Words' by Emily Hanford

Parents/carers: - Journalist Emily Hanford is doing a fantastic job raising awareness in America about the research on reading - including the potential damage of multi-cueing word-guessing strategies. Emily provides text for this article but also an audio recording. This information is not just of ...

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