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Re: Debbie Hepplewhite's Phonics Intervention Blog

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:03 am

Here is an IFERI forum thread featuring my thoughts on use of nonsense words in general phonics provision as distinct from their use for decoding/phonics assessment purposes:

http://www.iferi.org/iferi_forum/viewto ... t=589#p949
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Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:06 pm

I've resurrected 'The Naked Emperor' blog which I started years ago but did not keep up with.

This includes guest-posts, posts about my phonics programmes, posts challenging the state of play in England - in other words, a wide variety of themes.

At the time of writing this post, this is my latest theme - a very, very serious one in my opinion - politically and educationally unacceptable:


The Education Endowment Foundation is actively undermining the Government in England and here is an evidence trail to show this


https://debbiehepplewhite.com/the-educa ... show-this/

Further, I've started a thread via the IFERI forum 'Around the World: News and Events' featuring this issue:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1379
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Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:23 pm

Here is a video via youtube where I am honoured to be a guest speaker invited to chat with Dr Kathryn Garforth (Canada) on the topic of:

Dyslexia and Phonics Instruction


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szHrHC9ZcXU&t=185s

My sincere thanks to Kathryn, I was very grateful to get the opportunity to talk about this topic.

Here is a link direct to Kathryn's youtube site where she provides a series of talks with others about various important topics:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdMtQu ... oxu1J_zZGA
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Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:29 pm

In the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have provided a range of various resources which are well worth investigating:

https://phonicsinternational.com/cv-lockdown-resources/

At the bottom of the page, you will find a pre-recorded free webinar with full course notes that I pack full of information for phonics provision.
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Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:43 am

Thank you to Dr Kathryn Garforth who invited me to write a guest post for her blog:

Does CVC refer to letters or sounds?


https://www.garfortheducation.com/cvc/? ... GwJsU44Oqg

The need to distinguish between consonant letters and vowel letters through teaching about ‘the alphabet’ compared to consonant sounds and vowel sounds through teaching about the ‘alphabetic code

Teachers need to teach about both ‘the alphabet’ and about ‘the alphabetic code’ and distinguish between them. In order to do this, teachers themselves need to be clear about their differences and their uses, and their overlap.

In teaching about the alphabet and the alphabetic code, this involves the terminology of consonants and vowels, letters and sounds, and the use of abbreviations based on capital letters C and V.
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Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:46 am

Thank you again to Dr Kathryn Garforth who routinely enables recorded sessions with various people in the field of literacy and special needs generally - do check out her site and Facebook page!

Kathryn invited me to discuss:

Dyslexia and Phonics Instruction


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szHrHC9ZcXU&t=1046s
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Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:49 pm

Here is a recorded webinar provided by Abi Steel and me hosted by the publisher 'Rising Stars'. It features 'Pace and Progression' - for introducing the letter/s-sound correspondences of the English alphabetic code:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWxcRfSKZMI&t=5s

Thank you to Rising Stars for allowing it to be published via YouTube for free continuous access.
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Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:52 pm

If you scroll down to the bottom of this homepage below, you will find a recorded webinar featuring 'Handwriting' - I'm very concerned about the growing trend (or should I say 'fad') of teaching beginners (4 to 5 year olds in England's context) a form of print letters with 'lead-in' joins from the outset. I suggest this is seriously misguided so I tackle this issue via this webinar:

https://debbiehepplewhitehandwriting.com
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Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:59 pm

Here is another recorded webinar that might be of interest particularly to those people working with 7 to 11 year olds - or older:

NAAE Event: Debbie Hepplewhite talks about phonics for reading and spelling at KS2


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaxcLpUr6Z0&t=25s
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Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:03 pm

I have written a series of blog posts featuring teacher-training and reading instruction in the context of England's developments over the past 23 years (from 1998) with the last post, No. 3, culminating in an admission by the current Department for Education in England that 'Letters and Sounds' (DfES, 2017) was 'never a full Systematic Synthetic Phonics (SSP) programme' which I have said all along:

https://debbiehepplewhite.com/no-3-the- ... blication/

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