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An eZine curation resource of the various phonics and educational articles circulating the internet. Edited by Marie Kilgallon.
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More children pass phonics check

More children pass phonics check | Phonics education | Scoop.it
The controversial phonics check for six year olds is paying off, says the government, with more children meeting the expected standard.
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Some 74% passed the test in 2014, up from 58% in 2012, new data suggests.

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The 101 Most Useful Websites

The 101 Most Useful Websites | Phonics education | Scoop.it
The 101 Most Useful Websites on the Internet is a frequently updated list of lesser-known but wonderful websites and cool web apps.
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Here are some of the most useful websites on the internet that you may now know about.

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PLACES STILL AVAILABLE - BETTER READING SUPPORT PARTNERS TRAINING - Marie Kilgallon Associates Ltd

PLACES STILL AVAILABLE - BETTER READING SUPPORT PARTNERS TRAINING - Marie Kilgallon Associates Ltd | Phonics education | Scoop.it
PLACES STILL AVAILABLE IN REDCAR AND CLEVELAND - BETTER READING SUPPORT PARTNERS training at the Hall Garth Hotel and Country Club 4th and 5th June
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Contact us asap:  marie@mariekilgallonliteracy.co.uk    01642 310313 / 07432 712 237

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Phonics check has increased teaching of nonsense words, official evaluation finds - Education - TES News

Phonics check has increased teaching of nonsense words, official evaluation finds - Education - TES News | Phonics education | Scoop.it
Breaking education news about schools and further education. Find leading opinion, podcasts, comment and analysis on education from TES News
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“The check has now helped teachers identify more than 400,000 six-year-olds behind on reading – demonstrating its value and driving up the standard of literacy.”

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Better Reading Support Partners training in Redcar and Cleveland - Marie Kilgallon Associates Ltd

Better Reading Support Partners training in Redcar and Cleveland - Marie Kilgallon Associates Ltd | Phonics education | Scoop.it
Better Reading Support Partners - Literacy Central is an independent education consultancy who believe literacy is central to educational and life success.
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A two-day training course for Partners and the link teacher that covers: 

organising and managing the interventiondelivering BRSP sessionsunderstanding the reading processtalking with pupils about their reading and learningselecting suitable texts
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Behaviour – If exams are looming, it’s time to ease up - news - TES

Behaviour – If exams are looming, it’s time to ease up - news - TES | Phonics education | Scoop.it
Even the best-behaved student can act up under the stress of the season, so exercise your judgement and adjust your approach
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The period before exams can do funny things to students. 

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Primary Resources: English: Word Level: Spelling & Phonics

Primary Resources: English: Word Level: Spelling & Phonics | Phonics education | Scoop.it
Primary Resources - free worksheets, lesson plans and teaching ideas for primary and elementary teachers.
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Prefixes

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Primary Resources

Primary Resources | Phonics education | Scoop.it
Primary Resources - free worksheets, lesson plans and teaching ideas for primary and elementary teachers.
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 Free teaching resources, lesson plans, teaching ideas & worksheets for primary and elementary teachers

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Read Write Inc (RWI) Phonics - Resources - TES

Read Write Inc (RWI) Phonics - Resources - TES | Phonics education | Scoop.it
I have created my own RWI lesson plans to help teach Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3 RWI phonics. I have not yet completed Set 3 lesson plans - but you can use it to help you plan future lessons. I have also attached visual PowerPoints to aid with teaching. Let me know what you think :o)
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Lesson plans for phonics

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Raising Young Readers: 5 Essential Resources | Red Apple Reading Express

Raising Young Readers: 5 Essential Resources | Red Apple Reading Express | Phonics education | Scoop.it
Red Apple Reading would like to share 5 essential resources parents can employ as they raise their young readers.
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Canadian site for literacy

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The Literacy Blog

The Literacy Blog | Phonics education | Scoop.it
"Mike Lloyd-Jones’s new book Phonics and the Resistance to Reading is an absolute cracker!" 
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"Without in the least patronising his readership, Mike’s panoptic survey of the teaching of reading takes us back to the beginning of the nineteenth century and all the way to the present day." 

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How To End The Reading Book Struggle (And Engage Your Students In Reading Again) Part One | Top Notch Teaching

How To End The Reading Book Struggle (And Engage Your Students In Reading Again) Part One | Top Notch Teaching | Phonics education | Scoop.it
Do you need some new ideas for books you can use to engage your students in reading? Learn about an exciting range of phonics reading books.
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I’ve started using reading books from PhonicBooks.  

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A brief history of English spelling

The system from which current English spelling conventions have developed was the one used by the poet Geoffrey Chaucer, who died in 1400.

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The first English writing system using the Roman alphabet was developed in the 7th century, after St. Augustine brought church Latin to the saxons in Kent in 597. 

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Growing up digital: How digital culture is changing the way kids play | Deseret News National

Growing up digital: How digital culture is changing the way kids play | Deseret News National | Phonics education | Scoop.it

Growing up digital: How digital culture is changing the way kids play (U.S article)

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Technology can help kids get an edge in the digital world. But does honing these digital skills early help children, or does it have risks parents and experts don't yet see?

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PLACES STILL AVAILABLE - BETTER READING SUPPORT PARTNERS TRAINING - Marie Kilgallon Associates Ltd

PLACES STILL AVAILABLE - BETTER READING SUPPORT PARTNERS TRAINING - Marie Kilgallon Associates Ltd | Phonics education | Scoop.it

PLACES STILL AVAILABLE IN REDCAR AND CLEVELAND - BETTER READING SUPPORT PARTNERS training at the Hall Garth Hotel and Country Club 4th and 5th June

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BETTER READING SUPPORT PARTNERS training at the Hall Garth Hotel and Country Club 4th and 5th June

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Kids taught made-up 'pseudo words' so they can't cheat phonics tests - Parentdish UK

Kids taught made-up 'pseudo words' so they can't cheat phonics tests - Parentdish UK | Phonics education | Scoop.it
Primary school children are being taught nonsense words such as ‘voo’, ‘spron’ and ‘terg’ so that they can’t cheat phonics tests.
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Some 90 per cent of teachers said they were 'convinced of the value of systematic synthetic phonics teaching'.

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BBC - Learning Zone Broadband Class Clips - Primary Literacy Phonics - video and audio

BBC - Learning Zone Broadband Class Clips - Primary Literacy Phonics - video and audio | Phonics education | Scoop.it
Primary Literacy: Phonics videos and audio from BBC Learning Zone Broadband Class Clips
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BBC literacy resource

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Ten ways to improve student literacy

Ten ways to improve student literacy | Phonics education | Scoop.it
Teachers' ideas on how to improve student literacy
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Raising pupil's literacy levels brought up interesting suggestions, from setting a reading challenge to creating a word carpet

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Primary Resources: English: Word Level: Spelling & Phonics

Primary Resources: English: Word Level: Spelling & Phonics | Phonics education | Scoop.it
Primary Resources - free worksheets, lesson plans and teaching ideas for primary and elementary teachers.
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Plurals

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Primary Resources: English: Word Level: Spelling & Phonics

Primary Resources: English: Word Level: Spelling & Phonics | Phonics education | Scoop.it
Primary Resources - free worksheets, lesson plans and teaching ideas for primary and elementary teachers.
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Early Phonics & Alphabet Work

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Better Reading Support Partners training in Redcar and Cleveland - Marie Kilgallon Associates Ltd

Better Reading Support Partners training in Redcar and Cleveland - Marie Kilgallon Associates Ltd | Phonics education | Scoop.it
Better Reading Support Partners - Literacy Central is an independent education consultancy who believe literacy is central to educational and life success.
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Better Reading Support Partners - Literacy Central is an independent education consultancy who believe that literacy is central to educational and life success. Working across the whole range of early years, primary and secondary provision and with other organisations, we offer  tailored support and training that can be delivered onsite or at central venues.


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Teaching unions aren't the problem – universities are

Teaching unions aren't the problem – universities are | Phonics education | Scoop.it
Nick Gibb: As an ex-schools minister I see value in the unions. But they are wrong not to join our battle against progressive educationalists
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'Opposition to the use of phonics in the teaching of young children to read lies [in university education departments] despite evidence … that systematic synthetic phonics is the most successful method.' 

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Funding gap ‘hampers state sixth formers getting into the best universities’

Funding gap ‘hampers state sixth formers getting into the best universities’ | Phonics education | Scoop.it
According to a report featured by the BBC, the government should increase funding to state sixth forms and FE colleges if it wants more state pupils in selectiv(...)
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"The researchers also looked at figures comparing the proportion of pupils from state and private schools progressing to the most selective, top third of universities."

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How To End The Reading Book Struggle (And Engage Your Students In Reading Again) Part Two | Top Notch Teaching

How To End The Reading Book Struggle (And Engage Your Students In Reading Again) Part Two  | Top Notch Teaching | Phonics education | Scoop.it
Do you need some new ideas for books you can use to engage older students in reading? Learn about an exciting range of reading books.
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I wanted to delve a bit further into these books and show you some of the different series available as well as the workbooks and how I use them with my  students.

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Phonics and the Resistance to Reading by Mike Lloyd-Jones

Phonics and the Resistance to Reading by Mike Lloyd-Jones | Phonics education | Scoop.it
"From September 2014 the National Curriculum requires children in primary schools throughout England to be taught to read using systematic synthetic phonics.  This is the first time that the Nation...
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 “any attempt to keep children of the labouring classes under intellectual culture after the very earliest age at which they could earn their living, would be as arbitrary and improper as it would be to keep the boys at Eton and Harrow at spade labour”

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