Issue 14, December 2022

We’re turning our attention, in this edition, to spelling and writing instruction. J. Richard Gentry outlines why spelling should be hot in the coming year, Alison Madelaine discusses why weekly spelling lists may not be the best way to teach spelling, and Damon Thomas asks, ‘does The Writing Revolution work?’.

On reading, Tiffany Peltier and Linnea Ehri discuss how orthographic mapping and sight word learning can be supported by systematic phonics instruction. Pamela Snow busts some myths and misconceptions about the teaching of reading, Tim Shanahan reflects on Reading Recovery, and Jennifer Buckingham discusses why we should be leaving behind benchmarking assessments and levelling.

And if you’re looking for some more summer reading, our editorial committee provides some of their picks from the year – and what you might not want to bother with – in What We’ve Been Reading.

You can view a digital edition of Nomanis here, download a PDF of the full edition here, or read the individual articles below:

Editorial – Prevention is better than cure: Robyn Wheldall

What we've been reading

Me and Reading Recovery: Tim Shanahan

Just to clarify – Three-cueing causes devastation, heartbreak and illiteracy: James Dobson

Why spelling instruction should be hot in 2022/2023: J. Richard Gentry

Review – 'A walk through the landscape of writing: Insights from a program of writing research': Alison Madelaine

Once more for the people at the back: Pamela Snow

Enhancing orthographic mapping and word learning: Tiffany Peltier

Sight word learning supported by systematic phonics instruction: Linnea Ehri

Does The Writing Revolution work?: Damon Thomas

Benchmarking assessments and levelling should be consigned to history: Jennifer Buckingham

Weekly spelling lists – are they a good idea?: Alison Madelaine

We hope you enjoy this edition.

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