Tag Archives: Michael Rosen

A Journey to the Dark Side: from Phonics Phobic to Phonics Fanatic

A Journey to the Dark Side: from Phonics Phobic to Phonics Fanatic I am delighted to have a feature article published in the summer edition of the NATE Primary Matters magazine. It's quite a personal one, but it will hopefully provide some background for those who think I've always been a phonics fanatic… Indeed, it's […]

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I’m not angry, I’m livid (TESS article)

According to a recent Guardian article, a group of children’s authors is writing to the UK government, to complain that primary teachers are "damaging children's creative writing" by encouraging them to use language that is "too elaborate, flowery and over-complex". Cecilia Busby, who writes fantasy fiction for children, would much rather that we teach writing in […]

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Making Your Mind Up

In response to last night’s blog post ‘The Attainment Gap? What about The Teaching Gap?’ lots of people have contacted me looking for recommended reading and research. I could just tell you the name of the game-changing book that challenged and changed my thinking – but that would be too easy. Instead, I have decided […]

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