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by Anne Glennie
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Education Blogs & Websites of Interest
Topic: Debbie Hepplewhite's Phonics Intervention Blog
Replies: 10
Views: 9821

Debbie Hepplewhite's Phonics Intervention Blog

This is a new and must-visit blog by Debbie Hepplewhite, where the focus is on what works for reading intervention and of course, crucially, prevention of reading failure. Bang up-to-date with current news, views and opinion pieces, this is essential reading to keep abreast of what's happening in th...
by Anne Glennie
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Scotland: Education Scotland's New Briefing on Early Reading
Replies: 1
Views: 3066

Scotland: Education Scotland's New Briefing on Early Reading

Education Scotland have just published a new briefing on the teaching of early reading. This is a welcome development. Despite the fact that the Clackmannanshire research is internationally renowned - most schools in Scotland do not teach reading through Systematic Synthetic Phonics. :o Below is a l...
by Anne Glennie
Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Parent Forum
Topic: Transition to free reading
Replies: 4
Views: 4691

Re: Transition to free reading

You're welcome Meraud. :D I will try to address each of your points as best I can. With regards to personal book choice and reading, I recommend that teachers and children take part in reading discussions on what they are reading (and watching and listening to) and what they've enjoyed and why etc. ...
by Anne Glennie
Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Parent Forum
Topic: Transition to free reading
Replies: 4
Views: 4691

Re: Transition to free reading

Dear Meraud, Many thanks for posting a question. I'm so sorry that no-one had responded yet. It's probably because, as you say, there isn't just one way to manage the practicalities of reading in the classroom. Indeed, practice can vary, from school to school and indeed from class to class, dependin...
by Anne Glennie
Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Parent Forum
Topic: My phonics story
Replies: 1
Views: 2819

Re: My phonics story

Dear Mumto3, Thank you so much for taking the time to post the link to your blog - it is so helpful for parents to read such a positive account! As you say, there are so many arguments out there on Twitter etc. regarding phonics, it can be difficult for parents to know what to trust / believe. I lov...
by Anne Glennie
Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Professor Julian (Joe) Elliott - 'The Dyslexia Debate'
Replies: 22
Views: 20666

Re: Professor Julian (Joe) Elliott - 'The Dyslexia Debate'

The Dyslexia Debate is still generating reactions and responses - I have just posted a *brand new* paper by Sir Jim Rose with his response to Professor Julian Elliott's recent presentation at Macquarie University, Australia. Click below to read the full blog post: http://www.iferi.org/the-dyslexia-d...
by Anne Glennie
Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Phonics to be mandatory in Australia
Replies: 0
Views: 2382

Phonics to be mandatory in Australia

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/education/national-primary-curriculum-shifts-focus-to-core-skills/story-fn59nlz9-1227474939995 History and geography will be scrapped as separate subjects in the new national primary curriculum and schools will be forced to teach phonics-based reading...
by Anne Glennie
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Research and Recommended Reading
Topic: The Dyslexie font: does it work for children with dyslexia?
Replies: 5
Views: 5661

The Dyslexie font: does it work for children with dyslexia?

The results of a study looking at the specially designed Dyslexie font and its effectiveness for children with dyslexia, are discussed in an article published in the August 2015 MultiLit Moment Newsletter. The study was carried out by Emeritus Prof Kevin Wheldall, Dr Alison Madelaine, Dr Eva Marinus...
by Anne Glennie
Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Research and Recommended Reading
Topic: Importance of following guidance, rigour & full commitment
Replies: 2
Views: 3680

Re: Importance of following guidance, rigour & full commitment

This thread is both timely and topical! Just out this month is the new edition of the MultiLit Moments Newsletter for parents and teachers, in which MultiLit director and Emeritus Professor Kevin Wheldall writes about the importance of 'fidelity' to the reading programme being used and, to guarantee...
by Anne Glennie
Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: Research and Recommended Reading
Topic: Collection of Quotes from Recent Research on Phonics
Replies: 0
Views: 7607

Collection of Quotes from Recent Research on Phonics

IFERI is grateful to Kerry Hempentstall for compiling the following collection of phonics related quotes from research. This is essential reading for anyone who would like an overview of the most important recent studies on reading and phonics. Click here to download: http://www.iferi.org/wp-content...

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