Phonics International Forum Index Phonics International
an International Online Synthetic Phonics Programme
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Results from using the programme and the practices

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Phonics International Forum Index -> Guide to using the programme
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
debbie



Joined: 08 Oct 2007
Posts: 2469
Location: UK

PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:12 pm    Post subject: Results from using the programme and the practices Reply with quote

It is essential that, as teachers, we know the results from using specific programmes (where these are used 'as' programmes) and practices.

It is essential that programme authors, publishers and teacher-trainers gain a full picture of the efficacy of their programmes and guidance.

Please do send any results you attribute to using the Phonics International programme and practices.

We love to hear your reports of how you have used the various resources and how learners have received them, so please keep sending these anecdotes to us - but also please send us any tangible results you are confident are a consequence of using the Phonics International programme in its entirety or in part.

Thank you so much. Very Happy
_________________
Debbie Hepplewhite
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
debbie



Joined: 08 Oct 2007
Posts: 2469
Location: UK

PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We receive heartwarming messages like this from a teacher in Spain:

Quote:
Hi Debbie,

I would just like to say that I have had a fantastic year with my two classes of 5 year olds teaching synthetic phonics and the results have been great.

In the infants we started with Jolly phonics which I found a great way of attracting the children's attention at the beginning with the catchy music but I later found that I did not need to use the music as they began progressing.

Once the penny dropped and they were reading in English with words like cat, mat, sit, sat, pan, I found that they wanted to learn all the other sounds so as to read more words.

By the end of the last term they were on alternative spellings such as 'ai' and 'ay' for the sound /ai/ which we ended up doing through incidental teaching.

During the last month some children were taking a book home everyday to read.

The weakest children with learning problems ended up reading the first level of "Dandelion Readers" which was a great success as they were not yet reading in Spanish (their mother tongue).

Quite a few of the parents mentioned that they had improved with their Spanish reading as previously they were being taught by the method similar to "Look and Remember", which does not work for all chidren, especially for the ones with a poor memory.

In primary (children aged 6 to 12) we worked on the sound sheets from units 1 to 3 from the Phonics International programme and it worked really well. This new term we will do units 4 to 6 depending on their progress.

The parents at our school are really happy with the method.
I must say it was well worth doing the course last year and I have taken full advantage of it by applying all what I learnt at our school. I have even been given hours to go into the classes to help the other teachers with the blending and tweaking e.t.c. They all said that it is really good and know the level of the children's reading will go up more everyday.

Thanks for all the e-mails you have been sending keeping me up to date!
Best Regards
Beverley


I encourage schools such as this to consider using the DfE's free Year One Phonics Screening Check which is so easy to download with full instructions for use!
_________________
Debbie Hepplewhite
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
debbie



Joined: 08 Oct 2007
Posts: 2469
Location: UK

PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://phonicsinternational.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=424

Follow this link to learn how to get the FREE Year One Phonics Screening Check which schools in England use!

By using this check, schools internationally can discover how well their children are doing at 'blending' the words to decode them! Wink
_________________
Debbie Hepplewhite
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Phonics International Forum Index -> Guide to using the programme All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group