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Beginning stories: how to create atmosphere

In this article, I’ll show you some simple but effective ways to create atmosphere in your...
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Learning new spellings, remembering old spellings

Advice for students and parents It isn't always easy learning how to spell new words. It isn't...
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What Questions Did You Ask Today?

If you visit any classroom, there will be many different characters and personalities there. The...
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Reading is the key to improved English

In my vast and varied experience of teaching pupils of all ages, it has become quite clear to me...

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  • Homophones, Antonyms and Synonymous.

    Padma Key Stage 2 English Tutor (Manchester) Picture Synonyms are words which have the same meaning. Examples of Synonyms are: rich/wealthy plate/dish come/arrive cry/sob cold/icy chair/seat lead/guide cut/clip begin/start throw/toss save/keep hope/wish choose/pick robber/thief paste/glue hurry/rush fight/battle poor/needy...
  • a tribute to James McMullan

    Nicholas Christiaan Key Stage 2 English Tutor (Dorchester) Picture I can’t pretend I knew James very well. He had contacted me through the Tutor Pages last month.   We’d been texting, emailing and speaking over the phone for the last month – every few days or so. He’d text cheerfully: ‘morning sir! are you available for a chat?’ and then we’d...
  • What Questions Did You Ask Today? Editor's Pick

    Helen Cowlan Key Stage 2 English Tutor (Swindon) Picture If you visit any classroom, there will be many different characters and personalities there. The confident and the shy, the interested and the disengaged, the child who is always talking, and the child who is nearly always silent unless prompted. Do you ask your child "What did you learn at...

 

  • Parents, Don't Panic!

    Hayley Symes Key Stage 2 English Tutor (Bristol) Picture I have been tutoring for 4 years now and something i feel that really needs to be said is.. It is perfectly normal to have a tutor. It is now thought that 1 in 4 children will have a tutor at some point. Many parents have contacted me over the years stressing because their child is behind or...
  • Pie Corbett - Jumpstart Literacy

    Jim Asbery Key Stage 2 English Tutor (Wakefield) Picture Pie Corbett - Jumpstart! : Literacy - Games and Activities for Ages 7-14 This is an invaluable book for any parent or teacher. Every page is packed with great ideas for developing just the types of skills that young writers need. Pie is an internationally known authority on English and how it...
  • Improving Sentences

    David Cummings Key Stage 2 English Tutor (Uxbridge) Picture Improving Sentences These sentences are really boring and need to be made more interesting! Rewrite each one neatly in your homework book. Think about all the ways we have been learning to improve our sentences in class: use adjectives (but not too many!) to describe the noun use powerful...