A parent's guide to reading and writing -  early years, primary and secondary.

A parent's guide to reading and writing - early years, primary and secondary.

This is a PDF of my book 'Teach your digital native to read and write: A guide for parents'. It is also available in paperback and for Kindle from Amazon. Young people today are known as ‘digital natives’. Constant exposure to digital devices is even changing the way that they think, learn and relate to others. Digital technologies mean we do, in fact, engage with the written word more than ever before, yet reading and writing can lack relevance in young people's lives. Many parents want to support their child with learning to read and write but are unsure where to start. Which literacy skills are needed in our digital age? How can you tempt young people away from their digital devices to learn these? How do you ensure digital devices are helping rather than hindering learning? All of these questions and more are answered in 'Teach your Digital Native to Read and Write', an essential guide for any parent or carer wanting to know how to support their ‘digital native’ to read and write in the 21st century. • Are e-books as useful as paper books? • How can I support my child with the phonics being taught in school? • Are handwriting and spelling still necessary skills in the era of digital devices and predictive texting? • How can I support my older child who is finding literacy difficult or a dyslexic child? • How can I support my child with reading and writing tasks? • And is it even possible to make reading as engaging for my child as computer games and mobile phones? This is a must-have book for any parent wanting to support their 21st century child to develop effective literacy skills needed to succeed academically, personally, socially and in employment. Overview of contents: Chapter One: Digital Natives Chapter Two: What is literacy? Chapter Three: Pre-reading skills Chapter Four: Phonics Chapter Five: After Phonics - Becoming a Skilled Reader Chapter Six: Handwriting Chapter Seven: Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Chapter Eight: Writing - the Bigger Picture Chapter Nine: Supporting your Older Child or Teenager Chapter Ten: Digital Literacy The author, Victoria Honeybourne, has a background in education and is a senior advisory teacher with a local authority. She has spoken at national events and has written several other education books
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Pets in French

Pets in French

Powerpoint introducing pets in French and including games. Enough for three or four lessons. Introduction of vocabulary, speaking activities, writing tasks, match ups, games, tests. Moves on to adding adjectives, giving opinions and writing longer paragraphs.
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Hallo, wie geht's?

Hallo, wie geht's?

Powerpoint introducing various ways of greeting people in German and how to answer the question 'wie geht's?'. Includes listening exercise.
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Sports in German

Sports in German

Powerpoint introducing sports in German including lots of activities such as points games and matching exercises.
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Introducing yourself Cartoon Cards

Introducing yourself Cartoon Cards

These cards can be printed and cut up. Use as speaking and listening activity. Pupils work in pairs asking and answering questions about the person on their card in German and see if they can work out who their partner is.
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Reading Film Reviews in German

Reading Film Reviews in German

Lesson on film reviews in German. Starter activity is to guess the film from the German title (worksheet on Word Doc). Three film reviews to read (can be printed from powerpoint). Plenary is find the error slide.
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Quiz about Germany

Quiz about Germany

Millionnaire quiz about Germany. Great for an introductory lesson to German / Germany or as a starter / plenary activity. Can be played as a whole class or in teams / as individuals.
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Parts of the body in German

Parts of the body in German

Powerpoint introduing parts of the body in German including games and 'create a monster' - pupils work in pairs throwing dice and saying the German sentences, everytime they roll that number they have to draw that body part on their monster - gives some very interesting creatures!
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SEN lesson on Food hygiene and Microorganisms

SEN lesson on Food hygiene and Microorganisms

Lesson on how to prepare and store food in order to prevent food poisoning. Powerpoint to introsuce lesson. Group work - each find out about a topic and then teach the rest of the group. Millionaire quiz to finish. Did this over two lessons with a group of pupils with SEN.
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French poetry

French poetry

Selection of resources to enable pupils to write poems in French - powerpoint to explain, examples of french poems, acrostic and writing frame to support poetry writing.
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A parent's guide to reading and writing -  early years, primary and secondary.

A parent's guide to reading and writing - early years, primary and secondary.

This is a PDF of my book 'Teach your digital native to read and write: A guide for parents'. It is also available in paperback and for Kindle from Amazon. Young people today are known as ‘digital natives’. Constant exposure to digital devices is even changing the way that they think, learn and relate to others. Digital technologies mean we do, in fact, engage with the written word more than ever before, yet reading and writing can lack relevance in young people's lives. Many parents want to support their child with learning to read and write but are unsure where to start. Which literacy skills are needed in our digital age? How can you tempt young people away from their digital devices to learn these? How do you ensure digital devices are helping rather than hindering learning? All of these questions and more are answered in 'Teach your Digital Native to Read and Write', an essential guide for any parent or carer wanting to know how to support their ‘digital native’ to read and write in the 21st century. • Are e-books as useful as paper books? • How can I support my child with the phonics being taught in school? • Are handwriting and spelling still necessary skills in the era of digital devices and predictive texting? • How can I support my older child who is finding literacy difficult or a dyslexic child? • How can I support my child with reading and writing tasks? • And is it even possible to make reading as engaging for my child as computer games and mobile phones? This is a must-have book for any parent wanting to support their 21st century child to develop effective literacy skills needed to succeed academically, personally, socially and in employment. Overview of contents: Chapter One: Digital Natives Chapter Two: What is literacy? Chapter Three: Pre-reading skills Chapter Four: Phonics Chapter Five: After Phonics - Becoming a Skilled Reader Chapter Six: Handwriting Chapter Seven: Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Chapter Eight: Writing - the Bigger Picture Chapter Nine: Supporting your Older Child or Teenager Chapter Ten: Digital Literacy The author, Victoria Honeybourne, has a background in education and is a senior advisory teacher with a local authority. She has spoken at national events and has written several other education books
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