I've travelled a long journey when it comes to this field and pioneering to achieve research-informed reading instruction and best practice. So, I really felt the need to write a personal response to what I consider to be a truly important development:
https://debbiehepplewhite.com/no-4-10th ... -literacy/
***No. 4: 10th July 2021 – a great day! The DfE and Minister Nick Gibb publish ‘The reading framework: teaching the foundations of literacy’
This is my personal opinion based on my personal experiences, observations and reflections …
At long last, the Department for Education (England) and Minister of State for School Standards, Nick Gibb, have published a substantial guidance document for the teaching of early reading and spelling/handwriting – launched on Saturday 10th July 2021. THIS IS A GREAT DAY!
I’m not sure how others might regard the significance of these developments – perhaps not in the same light as me as this has, indeed, been a long and hard personal and professional journey – but I view the advent of this reading framework as a new era for reading and spelling instruction at least in England’s case – and I do wish for officials and people with influence in other countries teaching reading and writing in the English language to hurry up, take note, and even use Nick Gibb’s profoundly important, long-but-very-readable, very good, guidance framework!