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Inspiring Reluctant Writers

I teach a lot of boys who are reluctant to write. As the tutor, it’s my job to be flexible and adapt the way I work to suit them. After all, they will write much better if they’re feeling inspired … Continue reading

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K is also for… Killers

By “killers” I mean phrases that kill your writing. NEVER start your story with “One bright, sunny day”, because about half your class will have started in the same way and your teacher will think, “Oh no! Not another one!” … Continue reading

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I is also for… Inspiration

You never have it when you need it. You know how it is… your teacher says, “Describe it!” You think for a moment, before proudly saying, “Yellow!” and your teacher replies, “How yellow?” You look around the classroom for something … Continue reading

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3 cool ways to write with dyslexia that you probably didn’t know! – from TOTKO

I came across this on Twitter today and really enjoyed it so I thought I would share it. “We’re all about “out of the box” thinking. Sometimes when faced with a problem, the problem isn’t the issue itself but the … Continue reading

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W is for…

W is for…Writing. There are already lots of tips in this A-Z of learning for making your writing better. Have another look at A is for…Adjectives, C is for…Connectives, O is for…Openers, Q is for…Quality and Quantity and V is … Continue reading

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what’s the difference between a dolphin and an eggplant?

This post, by a friend of mine, would be a fantastic way to introduce children to the concept of using all of their senses to write descriptions, instead of just focusing on what things look like.

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Q is for…

Q is for…Quality and Quantity. Why is this letter for two things? Because they are both important. In general, quality is more important – your teacher would rather see one page of good quality writing, where you have thought carefully … Continue reading

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