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Inspiring The Gifted Talented

In this the first of a two part article Debs Hughes offers advice on how to inspire and motivate gifted and talented children

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Matchstick Maths

Some innovative ideas from John Dabell on teaching maths using headless matchsticks

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01/12/2004
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Maths Tricks

It is critically important to capture children's imagination in all curriculum subjects and maths should be no exception. In this article John Dabell offers some ideas and activities to wow any audience of budding mathematicians

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01/04/2005
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Inspiring the gifted and talented (part 2)

Debs Hughes continues her article on how to inspire and motivate gifted and talented children

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Drama For learning

In the sixties and seventies, whole-class dramas were an an accepted framework for topic-based teaching and thematic learning flowed readily and freely across subject areas.

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01/01/1970
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Fusing maths and literacy

If you are looking for a creative way to fuse mathematics and literacy then a light–hearted look at numerology can provide hours of productive and meaningful activities in which numbers and words work hand–in–hand.

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31/05/2005
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Talking reading

Jenny Plastow discusses ways to use the guided reading session in the classroom to develop communication skills.

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01/02/2005
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Reading Wars

In this, the first of a two–part article, Masha Bell examines the causes behind reading problems and offers some insights.

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31/03/2006
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Ploughing through the trough

Masha Bell suggests that the eccentric spelling of the English language may be contributing to early reading problems, and suggests a strategy for helping children learn to read partially undecodable words.

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31/05/2006
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Making a drama out of maths

Brian Asbury offers some ideas for making Key Stage 1 maths more engaging for pupils through the use of simple drama activities.

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01/11/2006
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Reading groups

Sue Sinclair looks at the rising phenomenon of reading groups and how you can get involved and set your own group going.

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05/01/2007
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Magic Spells

Marj Newbury offers insights and guidance on how to develop reliable spelling strategies.

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30/04/2007
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Breakthrough to Learning Book 1: Language Awareness

The first part of the innovative language course, Breakthrough to Learning by Mary Mason. In this first year, students examine grammar of the clause (nouns, verbs, adjectives etc.), the Latin and Greek roots of many academic words, interesting facts about language (e.g. languages of the world, different writing systems, dialect) and more.

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23/02/2012
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Breakthrough to Learning Book 2: Reading for Learning

The second part of the innovative language course, Breakthrough to Learning by Mary Mason. The tasks set in this book are reading tasks, but the real content of the book is based on linguistic analysis, showing the student how abstract words (the key to academic thought) are made out of concrete words by nominalisation and/or metaphor.

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23/02/2012
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Breakthrough to Learning Book 3: Writing for Learning

Part three of the innovative language course, Breakthrough to Learning by Mary Mason. In the third year, students undertake a series of activities to help them incorporate academic language in their writing. Story writing, academic writing and sentence structure are just a few of the areas covered here.

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23/02/2012
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Maths Words

A series of crossword puzzles designed to encourage and enable children to become confident with the use of mathematical language essential to the National Curriculum. Puzzles are ideal for use with Key Stages 2 and 3 in class, or to hand out as homework activities. All in all a fun way to consolidate children's learning in maths!

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28/02/2012
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Less is more? Teaching students to summarise

Summarising a piece of text is a skill that students will need time and time again throughout their school life and beyond. Help them develop this skill with these two simple activities to teach summarising skills to pupils of any age group.

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29/10/2013
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Breakthrough to Learning Fast-track Course

A a condensed version of the Breakthrough to Learning course by Mary Mason, designed to be completed in one year by older students (16+), cutting out most of Book 1.

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08/05/2014
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Reading in Roles (Resource Pack)

When tackling a text, try assigning your students a reading role to help them develop four different comprehension skills - summarising, predicting, questioning and clarifying. The resource pack includes activity instructions, reading roles cards to cut out and distribute and a group record sheet.

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04/11/2014
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