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Teaching Letter Writing

Teaching Letter Writing

  One of my favourite lessons to teach is letter writing. It really is great to get kids writing with a real purpose. I love that it can tied into other activities like researching the recipient and even a trip to the local post office. Writing with a purpose has been proven to encourage reluctant writers, and gives them a chance to put themselves into their work. With this in mind here is my list of The best people to write letters to from your class.  1- The Royal Family     Writing to the royal family is a great...

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Encouraging Children to Edit and Rewrite

Encouraging Children to Edit and Rewrite
Do your children struggle to revisit pieces of work? I have come across this problem time and time again, where they write a piece of work and they consider it finished. Getting the class to edit and rewrite their work with improvements is incredibly difficult, particularly with elementary age students. 

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The Difficulties of Discussing Black History Month in the Classroom

The Difficulties of Discussing Black History Month in the Classroom
It can be difficult, particularly in younger or special needs settings to educate children about the struggles faced by many black people in history. We don't want to keep the truth from you children but as a parent myself I know that some aspects of history which are too disturbing and we need to shield our children from some of these parts. 

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Task Cards or Worksheets?

Task Cards or Worksheets?
Worksheets or task cards? What is the best thing for your lesson? What is actually the difference? 

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Teaching from a Chapter Book

Teaching from a Chapter Book

I love to read a class book, a chapter per session, lots of discussion and focused lessons are great ways to cover a wide range of subjects and still install a love of reading. In my store I have many lessons for books which require no prep and are ready to go. However today I am going to show you how to create your own lessons from your class book and at the same time cover all the areas of English you may need.  Choosing the book I absolutely love David Walliams! He is fantastic for children to read. He...

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