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Developing a Love of Writing

Writing is an integral part of our life, so it is an important skill for our children to develop       Writing Tips Help your children to write thank you letters every time they receive a present or are invited to stay overnight with a friend or relative. Encourage your children to write birthday […]

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Writing Genres

In completing any writing task, you need to consider the purpose (inform, entertain, persuade, instruct) and the audience as your style of writing needs to vary accordingly. Once students have been taught different forms of writing, they can practise these different forms using the following activity by writing similar information in three (or more) different […]

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Learning to write

Combining & Expanding Sentences

  Sentences are the basic building blocks of writing. There is a growing body of research showing that sentence combining and sentence expanding are effective ways of improving students’ writing by teaching them the skills associated with developing elaborate and complex sentences. There are also several advantages to this type of activity: It is quick. […]

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My Recipe Book

  There are oodles of cooking books for children and also picture fiction books to motivate children to be excited about cooking. Here are just a few: TJ Tales: A Surprise for Mum is a story of misunderstandings based around homophones (words that sound the same but have a different meaning) as TJ cooks some powder […]

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Postcast: Assistive Technologies

Assistive technology and learning difficulties expert, Julie Tasker, discusses the different types of assistive technologies available to students with learning difficulties and how they ‘even the playing field’.  For more information and to learn how use the different types of technology, go to:

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