In this pack, the child is asked to carry out a number of writing activities based around the Rushford Village Fair. For example, they are asked to write persuasive posters advertising the fair, a detailed program and plan for the day, formal letters asking people to donate items to sell and to make up some competitions.
The child is then asked to read the newspaper article written the day after the fair and to find facts and opinions and direct and reported speech. Lastly, they should write their own newspaper report about the fair, for the school magazine. They should write in third person. The child should use all the prompts given to help them write their report.
This series provides prompts to encourage children, of 7-11 years, to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. In fact, the writer regularly dips into these packs for her own tutorial classes. With their lively ‘magazine style’ format, they are an ideal study aid to consolidate work on planning and writing stories and non fiction articles, expanding vocabulary and include many examples of children’s work. As well as this, the packs contain some very useful tips on writing techniques (as in writing simple, compound and complex sentences). The work in these packs will inspire children, who are practicing for exams, to write, and provide starting points for even the most reluctant writer, including those children with special educational needs and where English is a second language.
The work packs are ideal for home study and will reinforce the work done in school. They may be purchased in any order. There are a number of titles to choose from. By working through the packs, the student will grow in confidence and will learn to enjoy writing. The packs are also a useful resource for teachers and save hours of time when preparing lessons or homework tasks.
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GUINEA PIG EDUCATION HOW IT STARTED…
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.
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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.