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"Ok children, settle down, relax and listen while I tell you a story…" These have to be some of the most precious words many of us have said to our classes - fond memories of shared moments, unbrid...
Blog post from the Primary English team on great books to read aloud to primary school children
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A quick look at how to improve reading comprehension by taking a PEE
Literacy blogs from Primary English consultants, Rachel Clarke & Charlotte Reed. These literacy blogs include reading, writing and a whole host more
A lovely post about a versatile picture book to use with children in primary schools. Free downloadable advice sheet included.
Want to get the best from your phonics lessons? Advice and free resources to support teachers in the delivery of phonics lessons.
Advice and resource downloads to support teachers with phoncs.
I like collecting things. When I was a girl I collected erasers, pencil toppers and key rings. Little bits of brightly coloured plastic from places I'd visited: Twycross Zoo, Kenilworth Castle, Cov...
“The answer is in the text.” Come on, hands up everyone who's uttered those five words to the children in their class. It's fair comment when asking them retrieval questions such as the name of the...
A blog post exploring the difference between inference and deduction. This post goes on to offer tips for teaching these vital reading skills with reference to well-know texts.
In my last post I described 10 ways to cultivate a love of reading in kids. I want to expand on that theme by suggesting 10 alternatives to the book report.
Reading comprehension ideas, suitable for independet guided reading activities.
Word clouds are a popular way of representing information and they can be seen everywhere. But how can we use them in the classroom? Here's a list of ten easy tried and tested ways to use them to s...
Ten easy ways to use word clouds to inspire reading and writing.
Useful reminders on word cloud versatility.
Welcome to iF Poems- an app for the iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch that is a collection of 270 classic poems with audio. Aimed at school-age children and adults of all ages, these brilliant poems are classics to pass down the generations.
Practical tips and advice on how to support children with reading through the use of mobile devices.
The principles of modelled writing discussed with examples to support primary school teachers in this most challenging of pedagogical techniques.
On shared writing with children. Brilliant.
Improving guided reading is high on the agenda of many primary school teachers. We offer advice on ways to move guided reading lessons from good to great.
Tips, advice and resources to support guided reading in schools
The new home of Primary English. All the usual blog post and lots more besides...
Some of you may have been following us a while, some of you more recently and we thought it might be usefu to reflect on a few of our most searched for and read posts. This selection relate to the ...
Here at Primary English HQ we deliver annual CPD on teaching English in KS1 and 2. One of the sessions focuses on the use of quality text, because we know that it is the text that makes the differe...
A most luscious picture book that offers a multitude of uses in the classroom. #greenaway shortlisted fiction.
Tuesday 23rd April; Shakespeare's birthday, International Day of the Book , World Book Night and St George's Day. A Tuesday of treasure for readers everywhere – great literature, favourite books a...
Recommendations for the hatchlings and some for the fully fledeged dragons too...
Once upon a time, very close to where you are now, an English Consultant and a Librarian had a conversation about picture books and the Greenaway Award, specifically about The Wolves in the Walls b...
Love it or loathe it, guided reading is probably the most well-used strategy for teaching reading in the UK. This post collects together a range of ideas to help you plan for meaningful guided read...
Beautiful illustrated texts to share with children.
A list of multicultural texts to use with children compiled by Eileen Browne.