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Daily lockdown blog with creative ideas for maths and English home-schooling from Jamie Thomas, Kathryn Pennington explains two simple ways of making up stories with children, a lockdown story and activities from Italy, two language games from Pie Corbett , SF Said explains his writing process for Varjak Paw and a free video and teaching notes for the picture book Tell Me a Dragon. Read the full newsletter.
Daily radio broadcasts on RadioBlogging, Pie answers your FAQs on YouTube, free Reading Spine Teaching Guide to download, live online body percussion workshops, a new vocabulary game and portable paradise poems. Read the full newsletter.
A free video and teaching notes demonstrating how to use short-burst writing. Author Vashti Hardy explains how drawing maps and storytelling inspire her writing. Headteacher Sonia Thompson shares her ten tips to boost reading for pleasure and there’s a new poetry resource based on the Sue Hardy-Dawson poem Where do you get ideas? Read the full newsletter.
A reading case study from Burnley Brow School in Oldham, a Top 10 list of Year 6 fiction books from Jon Biddle, two articles on the novel Podkin One-Ear and how to get the most out of the novel. There’s a new free model text & teaching notes from Jamie Thomas, case studies from Coastlands School in Wales and Bromsgrove International School in China, and two resources – one for grammar and one for poetry. Read the full newsletter.
Mini Grey, author of Traction Man, writes a super piece on what inspires her as a writer. There’s a new model text and teaching notes from Dean Thompson and a piece from our newest TfW training centre, John of Gaunt Secondary School in Trowbridge. Read the full newsletter.
Two great case studies on how to improve reading results from Selby Primary in Yorkshire and Maidwell Primary in Northants, some free hook-ideas from trainer Jamie Thomas and there’s info about the We Are Writers project from Scholastic which provides a free way to publish children’s work. Read the full newsletter.