Teach your child to write good English is the essential guide for all students wanting to develop their literacy skills and improve their grades in English assignments and examinations.

Book 1: Creative Story Writing guides the student through the story writing process, as if they had a tutor by their side. This book is designed to help the child think up ideas, providing starting points and guidelines on structuring and organizing their writing. Creative Story Writing teaches the rudiments of story writing. It teaches the child to plan stories with an introduction, building up events to create suspense in the middle paragraph and winding up the plot with a good ending. There is emphasis on building up characters and settings.

Book 2: Learning Persuasive Writing and Argument will enable the student to practice different aspects of writing: letters, leaflets, brochures and newspaper articles for example. The book also sets out how to write a well-balanced argument. It teaches the pupil how to structure their writing, putting forward a point of view, backing it up with convincing evidence, building up a relevant counter argument and knocking it down, as well as, putting forward their own comments and opinions. It focuses on discursive writing enabling the pupil to examine points for and against in a variety of subjects suitable for older children and teenage readers, healthy eating, fashion, social issues and many more. It includes a lively collection of writings, poems and a play to inspire the pupil. These are designed as starting points, ideal for the pupil who finds it difficult to think up ideas for writing, challenging them to recreate their own persuasive pieces.

Book 3: Information Writing teaches the child to recognize the difference between facts and opinions. It concentrates on different aspects of information writing required by the National Curriculum, including writing to advise, to inform, to explain, analyse, review and comment, giving examples. It teaches the child how a newspaper article is structured, how to write formal and informal letters, diaries, police reports, e-mails, autobiographies, interviews, book reviews and many more.

In each book, attention is given to making writing more interesting by varying sentence types and the importance of using good spelling, punctuation and grammar. The student will investigate writing for the appropriate audience and using different narrative structures. They will learn to evoke mood and atmosphere by using good vocabulary. In addition to this the set teaches organisational and literary devices in writing, including, figurative language, emotive words, repetition and connectives. They will learn to evoke mood and atmosphere by using good vocabulary. In addition to this the set teaches organisational and literary devices in writing, including, figurative language, emotive words, repetition and connectives. They will learn vital writing skills that will assist their studies in other areas of the curriculum. Teach your child to write good English includes an exciting range of model answers and sample texts written by children and provides practice questions to test them. The set is packed with vital hints and tips to enable the pupil to gain top grades.

350 pages approximately

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Guinea Pig Education


In 1990, Sally, a classroom teacher of thirty years experience, started a private tuition business – teaching children, of all abilities, one to one.

She felt there was insufficient material on the market, to suit the needs of individual pupils and began writing her own schemes of work.

In 2004, these schemes were developed into text books and sold to clients of GPE tuition and local parents.

Over the years the Guinea Pig range has grown considerably. Today, our 75 plus books and 500 plus teaching resources are sold in retail stores, educational establishments and online, both in print format and digitally across the globe. We are absolutely delighted to have been able to encourage and inspire so many children across the world to love learning. It is our absolute honour and privilege.


GUINEA PIG EDUCATION Creative Writing Books

Our creative writing books are designed to help children express their ideas; to make their imagination run wild; and to encourage them to write.

We believe in saturating even the most reluctant writers (whose minds go blank) with ideas and good vocabulary.

Our resources are successful because they employ the same unique strategies that are used in Sally Anne’s one-to-one private lessons.

Working through our books is like have a private tutor at your side, which is why they are so successful at building confidence and motivating students of all ages.

GUINEA PIG EDUCATION Phonic Reading Materials

An eight year old boy, called William, is the reason the Guinea Pig reading scheme exists. He was a very reluctant reader, who had barely made a start in acquiring literacy, but with our scheme he had fluency in nine months.

Our Learn To Read With Phonics reading scheme is a fast, fun way to teach a child to learn to read, in only 8 books. It uses an intensive course of systematic phonics.

It has helped hundreds of struggling readers become fluent in a few months.

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