Fantastic video interview with Bill Tunmer (originator of Simple View of Reading model with Philip Gough) - a must watch

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Fantastic video interview with Bill Tunmer (originator of Simple View of Reading model with Philip Gough) - a must watch

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Fri May 14, 2021 9:05 am

Thank you to Molly de Lemos for notifying the DDOLL network about this wonderful interview with Bill Tunmer on how the Simple View of Reading came about.

I have found it utterly heartwarming to watch this video (thank you to host Carla). Bill is one of 'the giants' (and he mentions others of great note) and to watch him on this video is fantastic.

His (and Gough's) Simple View of Reading model (SVoR) is certainly embedded in England's guidance for reading instruction - so how much more influential can one get than when a country bases its statutory guidance on the model of the two main processes required to being a reader in the full sense?!!!

And any reader of the information provided via our IFERI Forum will know that in many countries and regions internationally, the number of pioneers promoting an understanding of the Science of Reading (SoR) and the Simple View of Reading is steadily growing thanks to both some in the research/academic community and from teachers themselves.

Highlighted in the Bill and Carla interview is the time-scale that this adoption of the findings of science is taking, however, which is truly tragic. Hopefully in this era of internet connections, the wide-scale adoption of the basic premise of the Simple View of Reading will continue to speed-up and become internationally wide-spread.


https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v= ... _permalink



Molly de Lemos and Bill Tunmer are founding committee members of the International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction:

https://iferi.org/team-members/
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Re: Fantastic video interview with Bill Tunmer (originator of Simple View of Reading model with Philip Gough) - a must w

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Fri May 14, 2021 9:07 am

All my phonics training, consultancy, and guidance in my phonics programmes are based on the Simple View of Reading. One of the first steps of 'assessment' for children (as Bill mentions) is to consider their reading profiles according to the two main processes: word recognition and language comprehension. To support with this (and for the reverse process, writing, too), I provide a printable pdf which some people may find useful:

https://phonicsinternational.com/The_Si ... _model.pdf

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