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Shattereddreams Fri 08-Feb-13 18:22:38

Scheme is ORT once a week, the old ones which I thought at 20 years plus was bad enough.....

Today she bought home on the non scheme book day.....

Mr Brown's goat. It was written in 1972. The infamous Roger red hat and Billy blue hat.

It's utter tripe. Repetitive tripe.

Is anyone else subjected to these? Weren't they banned?????

learnandsay Sat 23-Feb-13 09:15:55

I don't know what you're talking about in relation to Susan's site. And I'm specifically not talking about children who can hear a little bit. I am specifically talking about people who can't hear at all. That is what it was invented for.

If you want to have a completely different argument based on what you think I'm googling and using definitions you've made up, then go ahead. Just don't have that argument with me.


MrsSham Sat 23-Feb-13 09:19:44

I made a bargain with dd in y1 that if she read a page of reading book I would sign it off along with recoding what she did really read at home. Then every 2 weeks I would say dd did not read this book as she has no interest in it and too easy for her can she move up. The teacher eventually took her off reading scheme and dd chooses form y5 or 6 class, the library or books at home. Once they can read I find the banded books a massive hindrance in exploring good books.

mrz Sat 23-Feb-13 09:23:32

Within this guidance document, the word ‘deaf’ is used to refer to all levels of hearing loss, which could be mild, moderate or profound (see page 8) and refers to children who communicate orally and/or through sign language. It also includes children who have a hearing loss in one ear.
Phonics is recognised as a key tool in the acquisition of literacy skills for all children and should be made accessible to deaf children.

I'm specifically not talking about children who can hear a little bit either learnandsay and as you see from the NDCS quote neither are they!

mrz Sat 23-Feb-13 09:27:56

The NDCS definition of deaf is

The word deaf is most often associated with two meanings:

Notated as deaf with a lowercase d, this refers to either one or many of whom deafness is predominantly an audiological experience. This means someone who is partially or wholly lacking hearing, either when they were born, through pernicious disease early in life, or later in life. The term refers to the idea in the strictest sense: the condition and state of being deaf, nothing more.

They use the word lacking whereas Johnson used wanting

mrz Sat 23-Feb-13 09:39:50

nennypops Sun 24-Feb-13 16:11:48

DS was taught reading in the late 1980s using a phonics-based method, and using Roger Red Hat amongst others. For what it's worth, he learnt to read very easily and in fact became a voracious reader.

mrz Sun 24-Feb-13 16:15:21

Was he taught the sound of the week and lots of rhyming words? Current phonic teaching is very different.

MiaowTheCat Sun 24-Feb-13 17:10:55

Loads of the kids I was in secondary with learned to read at their primary schools with the ITA books - surprised those haven't came up in the discussion yet! I just got Peter and Janed to death - poor Jane... always helping mum with the housework.

Mind you I can win for the most fossilised books found in a primary classroom - I found a full set of Ecce Romani in one room I had (and yes, I had a brief nostalgia trip since we'd had them inflicted on us in Latin lessons too).

NotGoodNotBad Sun 24-Feb-13 17:21:59

"I just got Peter and Janed to death - poor Jane... always helping mum with the housework."

Yeah, while Peter went fishing with his dad. I credit Peter and Jane with my early feminism. grin

bruffin Sun 24-Feb-13 18:21:17

I also wernt to school with kids who had been taught using ITA as well Miaow, they had to go in the remedial class to catch up.

mrz Sun 24-Feb-13 18:39:26

A landmark study (Conrad 1979)
300 deaf school leavers(15.5-16.5years)
Median reading age (RA) 9 years
Recent studies have confirmed findings (Chamberlain & Mayberry 2000; Traxler 2000)
But ... a minority (5/205 teenagers - Conrad 1979) at reading level expected for age

'Good' deaf readers (Conrad 1979)

'Good' DRs were 'phonological coders' vs 'visual coders'
Phonological coders made more errors on rhyming word memory list
Visual coders made more errors on visually similar non-rhyming words
Phonological coders had a 2-year advantage in reading comprehension vs 'visual coders'
Conrad argued phonological code essential for development of reading, even in deaf youngsters.

MiaowTheCat Mon 25-Feb-13 12:48:44

NotGoodNotBad - on budding feminists - I pitied the poor guy who volunteered to do the Santa visit on class Christmas party day once with my mob (KS1/2 crossover class - he'd had the easy ride with the lower infants, the usual tongue-in-cheek we'll go along with this for the present with the upper class, but I had that age group where it was about 50/50 belief wise - thankfully with very very sensible older kids chipping in to keep it alive with the younger ones)... bless him - he put up one hell of a battle, in the wake of being asked to repeat what was on one girl's christmas list and confirm her address to make sure it was all correct - but when one of them asked him why Mrs Claus never got to come out and have any fun doing the nice jobs (they'd clocked his wedding ring) he was well stumped! He had a look on his face last seen on that of a politician locked in a room with Jeremy Paxman when I spotted him in the corridor later.

I was sat desperately trying not to make eye contact with the Y6 lad who'd come in to help us out and the TA because if I had done I would have killed myself laughing.

alanyoung Fri 01-Mar-13 21:42:07

Feenie, yes they did. We brought ours up with these schemes and they did very well. It's much more to do with the teacher's and parent's attitude to reading and how they deal with their charges. To some extent, it does not matter what they read as long as they read. Once they are on the road, they will soon pick their own material.

We have a friend whose children were brought up on an older scheme and now the daughter (aged almost eight) has read all the Harry Potter books. I'm not saying these books are suitable for that age, mind you, as I've never read them myself!

Feenie Fri 01-Mar-13 22:02:55

Feenie, yes they did.


It's much more to do with the teacher's and parent's attitude to reading and how they deal with their charges

I see. And how many hundreds of children whom you have personally taught to read are you basing that on, hmm?

mrz Fri 01-Mar-13 22:25:34

Your children were lucky alanyoung thousands of others were less fortunate and I'm sure many had teachers and parents with positive attitudes to reading too

stopthinkingsomuch Sat 02-Mar-13 07:02:35

As someone with hearing loss I've been able to read without learning phonics but having learnt phonics with my children I can read more new words and I can also now pick up on words I'd incorrectly misheard. I believe learning phonics would have helped me stop putting a barrier up. I used to hate reading out to class because I was guessing.

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