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by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: We have lost stalwart campaigner Robert Sweet Jnr - Our thoughts go out to his wife, Joy, and the family
Replies: 8
Views: 3398

Re: We have lost stalwart campaigner Robert Sweet Jnr - Our thoughts go out to his wife, Joy, and the family

Bob's family has set up a site where memories of Bob can be expressed and shared: https://www.heritagecares.com/obituaries/Robert-Sweet-11/ As I write this, it is November 2019, how much I miss Bob Sweet. He has left a sparkling diamond in my heart (not a 'hole' as we are so often say when we lose s...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Arkansas: NO multi-cueing & NOW LAW list of curriculum programs supported by science of reading to be created
Replies: 2
Views: 1716

Re: Arkansas: NOW LAW - list of curriculum programs supported by science of reading to be created

The legacy of Bob Sweet Jnr: The Right Honorable Robert W. Sweet, Jr: USA As Founder and President of The National Right to Read Foundation from 1993 until 2019, Bob testified before Congress, state legislative education committees, local school boards, and parent groups promoting reading instructio...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Around the World: News and Events
Topic: Arkansas: NO multi-cueing & NOW LAW list of curriculum programs supported by science of reading to be created
Replies: 2
Views: 1716

Arkansas: NO multi-cueing & NOW LAW list of curriculum programs supported by science of reading to be created

This is a hugely significant development in Arkansas as described by Mary-Margaret Scholtens - the work of our dear departed Bob Sweet Jnr, in effect, continues. Mary-Margaret writes: From the Arkansas Department of Education on October 30th: DISQUALIFIER: If the theoretical basis of any submitted p...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Many responses to Lucy Calkins' 'NO ONE GETS TO OWN THE TERM "THE SCIENCE OF READING"'
Replies: 8
Views: 2489

Re: Various responses to Lucy Calkins' "Science of Reading" essay.'

Literacy specialist and consultant, Lyn Stone, has written a satirical piece in response: HEY SMARTASS! No one gets to mess with my market share! https://lifelongliteracy.com/hey-smartass-no-one-gets-to-mess-with-my-market-share/ Hi everyone! I’ve been asked to coin a derogatory term for my detracto...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Synthetic Phonics Success Stories and Projects Around the World
Topic: Eng: Minister Nick Gibb routinely sends congratulatory letters to schools achieving very highly in the Y1 phonics check
Replies: 0
Views: 1456

Eng: Minister Nick Gibb routinely sends congratulatory letters to schools achieving very highly in the Y1 phonics check

I've started this thread to illustrate that Minister Nick Gibb, the politician who has done so much to promote the need for 'systematic synthetic phonics' in England, routinely sends congratulatory letters to schools coming in the top percentage of effective teaching for foundational literacy - ther...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Many responses to Lucy Calkins' 'NO ONE GETS TO OWN THE TERM "THE SCIENCE OF READING"'
Replies: 8
Views: 2489

Re: Various responses to Lucy Calkins' "Science of Reading" essay.'

Margaret Goldberg provides a detailed response and analysis of what Lucy Calkins has written in her essay compared to what Lucy has written in her educational materials for teaching reading: Dear Lucy, https://righttoreadproject.com/2019/11/26/dear-lucy/ I hope that in your learning process you’ll b...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Many responses to Lucy Calkins' 'NO ONE GETS TO OWN THE TERM "THE SCIENCE OF READING"'
Replies: 8
Views: 2489

Re: Pam Snow: 'Running with the hare and hunting with the hound. My response to Lucy Calkins' "Science of Reading" essay

Other responses to Lucy Calkins essay are being flagged up on Twitter so I'm adding them: Lucy Calkins on the “Science of Reading.” Seriously. Posted November 25, 2019 by Claude Goldenberg, Nomellini & Olivier Professor of Education, emeritus, Stanford University https://www.corelearn.com/lucy-c...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Research and Recommended Reading
Topic: PaTTAN Leaders and Learning in Literacy Webcasts
Replies: 0
Views: 1078

PaTTAN Leaders and Learning in Literacy Webcasts

This is a series of webcasts well worth investigating: PaTTAN Leaders and Learning in Literacy Webcasts https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aoLFMuCqdx_8PmSE3vSBdbf5RHImjtL5/view 1. Carol Dissen shares all the details you want to know about Enhanced Core Reading Instruction (ECRI) and the National Cente...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Many responses to Lucy Calkins' 'NO ONE GETS TO OWN THE TERM "THE SCIENCE OF READING"'
Replies: 8
Views: 2489

Many responses to Lucy Calkins' 'NO ONE GETS TO OWN THE TERM "THE SCIENCE OF READING"'

Very popular blogger, Professor Pamela Snow, writes a response to Lucy Calkins' 'Science of Reading' essay: https://pamelasnow.blogspot.com/2019/11/running-with-hare-and-hunting-with.html Running with the hare and hunting with the hound. My response to Lucy Calkins' "Science of Reading" es...
by Debbie_Hepplewhite
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Research and Recommended Reading
Topic: The 5% that struggle to read - what have we found regarding their reading potential?
Replies: 0
Views: 873

The 5% that struggle to read - what have we found regarding their reading potential?

It's not uncommon for people in the field of literacy to refer to 'the 5%' of children who struggle to acquire the capacity to read. What is the reality about this 5% figure? This is an extract from the Education Advisory Board (EAB) Report circulated via the DDOLL network: ' Truth Be Told: There’s ...

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