'Dear Parents: Welcome to the Confusing World of Reading Instruction' by Pamela Snow

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'Dear Parents: Welcome to the Confusing World of Reading Instruction' by Pamela Snow

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:11 pm

I highly recommend Professor Pamela Snow's blog 'The Snow Report' and this in particular for parents:

Dear Parents, Welcome to the Confusing World of Reading Instruction


https://pamelasnow.blogspot.com/2019/08 ... HSCampaign

Dear parents

I am reaching out about a subject that I know will be extremely important to you – the question of whether or not your child learns to read in the early years of school. Some of you might be alarmed at the thought that this would even be open to question. I can hear you now: “Surely, if my child is attending a local school, irrespective of education sector, they are going to learn to read?! Why would I even need to worry about this?” I know that many of you are concerned about this, though, because I regularly hear from parents via email. So I thought I would compile some information here about regularly asked questions and concerns.

Unfortunately, all is not as it should be when it comes to how we teach our children to read, and parents need to be well-informed about this.



Pam is a member of IFERI's Advisory Group:

https://iferi.org/advisory-group/
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Re: 'Dear Parents: Welcome to the Confusing World of Reading Instruction' by Pamela Snow

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:21 pm

There are a number of ongoing battles regarding the format of reading instruction in schools and for teacher training.

Here is one example of the battle in Scotland, headed up by IFERI committee member, Anne Glennie:

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