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Hi, We are Sally and Amanda from Guinea Pig Education. We present a range of complimentary teaching aids and workbooks to use in your classroom or as homework – in both print and digital format. We aim to raise reading standards and to develop literacy skills, with our ‘fun for kids’ phonic reading resources. We also offer support for pupils aged 4-16 years. We highly recommend our comprehension and creative writing resources - which build confidence and develop imagination.

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Hi, We are Sally and Amanda from Guinea Pig Education. We present a range of complimentary teaching aids and workbooks to use in your classroom or as homework – in both print and digital format. We aim to raise reading standards and to develop literacy skills, with our ���fun for kids’ phonic reading resources. We also offer support for pupils aged 4-16 years. We highly recommend our comprehension and creative writing resources - which build confidence and develop imagination.
Practise SATS Tests (Changes) 9-12 years
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Between the ages of 9 and 12, children have to complete Standardised.Assessment.Tests (Sats). To help them practise for these tests, we have produced a new series of comprehension booklets. The Standards and Testing Agency states that the child has 1 hour to complete the test, answering the questions in the answer booklet. Read one text and answer the questions about that text, before moving onto the next text. There are three texts and three sets of questions in each booklet. The tests in this booklet are based on the KS2 Reading Assessment sample papers. It is important to try and complete them in an hour, but it is your choice. The more tests you practise the quicker you will get. 39 pages Click or cut and paste this link to buy the print version on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/stores/page/9FD10DA4-D67F-4BD7-83EE-25443C2526B7?ingress=0&visitId=b093b533-697a-4170-ac9d-75af728e25dd www.guineapigeducationshop.com
Write To Persuade: Help The Homeless (9-14 years)
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Write To Persuade: Help The Homeless (9-14 years)

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This resource contains persuasive writing tasks, based on the theme of homelessness. For example, the student will learn how charities use different persuasive techniques and emotive language to appeal for money and support. They will learn how to write a one-sided argument. Then, they wil write their own charity appeal. Persuasive Writing & Argument Theme Work Packs save preparation time when planning writing tasks for 9-14 year olds. Easy to follow, each pack provides specimen planning sheets and essays in non fiction writing topics. The model essays contain information that will give children starting points to develop their own ideas. Children will learn fundamental skills in non fiction writing. Persuasive Writing & Argument Theme Work Packs teach children how to write from different points of view and how opinions can be used to make articles biased. Children will learn the basic principles of discursive writing, including how to set out an argument. They will learn different forms of writing - for example, articles, letters, leaflets, brochures and holiday brochures. They will become familiar with using literary or stylistic techniques, such as, repetition, similes, metaphors and groups of three, to make their writing persuasive. 12 pages www.guineapigeducationshop.com
Write A Persuasive Holiday Brochure (7-11 years)
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Write A Persuasive Holiday Brochure (7-11 years)

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Ask the child to read the travel information from The Rushford Gazette’s special holiday feature. They will learn about using good adjectives, verbs, adverbs and rhetorical and other persuasive devices. The child is then asked to write their own travel information on the Norfolk Broads. After this, they are asked to make a holiday brochure for a holiday in Europe. Lots of prompts are given to choose from, as well as lists of suitable words and phrases to use. Next, George and Christabelle of Guinea Pig Radio ask their listeners what they would do if they could take off and go anywhere in the world. In this pack, the child is asked to write about their dream holiday destination. Then, they are asked to read the listeners texts and emails and to imagine these dreams came true and to write the listeners stories. Lastly, ask the child to use the question prompts to write about a holiday that they have enjoyed. This series provides prompts to encourage children 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. 19 pages www.guineapigeducation.co.uk
Test Your English Grammar And Punctuation Skills: Test 7 (9-14 years)
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Test Your English Grammar And Punctuation Skills: Test 7 (9-14 years)

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Improve Your English Work Packs teach the child good English. They help improve the child’s punctuation, spelling and grammar skills. There are a wide range of packs to choose from, providing practice in sentence writing, use of connectives and parts of speech. The child will also be introduced to literary techniques - similes, metaphors and other stylistic devices. The format of each pack is so simple. The pages are quick and easy to work through, so the child will learn fast and remember skills taught easily. Each pack includes a lesson plan, with structured exercises, including answer pages. Improve Your English Work Packs save hours of time when preparing lessons or homework tasks. Included in this series, there are eight structured assessment tests, to test vocabulary, capital letters, punctuation, spelling and use of English language with answers. 9 pages www.guineapigeducation.co.uk
Practise Writing A Balanced Argument: Is Smoking Bad For My Health? (9-14 years)
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Practise Writing A Balanced Argument: Is Smoking Bad For My Health? (9-14 years)

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Writing A Balanced Argument work packs are essential for all students wanting to develop their literacy skills and improve their grades in English assignments and examinations. This series of work packs set out how to write a well-balanced argument. The student will learn 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. These work packs focus 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. The student will learn vital essay writing skills, that will assist their studies in other areas of the curriculum. In addition to this, the work packs teach organisational and literary devices in persuasive writing, including, figurative language, emotive words, repetition, connectives and use of good vocabulary. The student will learn how to consider writing for the appropriate audience, how to vary sentence types in order to make writing more interesting, and the importance of using good spelling, punctuation and grammar. Each work pack includes an exciting range of model answers and sample texts written by students and provides practice questions to test them. Common errors made by students are highlighted and corrected. They are packed with vital hints and tips to enable the pupil to be successful and gain good grades. 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. This series is specifically targeted at Key Stage 2 and 3 (ages 9-14 years), but will also be a valuable resource for those taking GCSE up to grades C and above. They contain material suitable for UK National Curriculum SATS, for those taking 11+ entrance examinations, for GCSE exams and for students learning English as a foreign language. 15 pages www.guineapigeducationshop.com
Write An Article (GCSE English Writing Work Pack) (14-16 years)
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Write An Article (GCSE English Writing Work Pack) (14-16 years)

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11 pages Write An Article GCSE English Writing Work Packs save time when preparing lessons at GCSE. The specimen lesson plans and examples contained within each work pack, will give your students ideas to build on and provide practice to develop their writing skills. The examples contained in each pack, show the student the standard of work they need to reach to do well in exams like GCSE. They will learn how to tackle a question to get those higher marks. GCSE English Writing Work Packs include: Practice in writing for different purposes and to reach different audiences Practice in writing from different points of view, including articles, blogs, brochures and leaflets Practice in different ways to set out an argument (PEE or PEA). They will also examine language techniques
Craft Activity: Design A Christmas Jumper
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Craft Activity: Design A Christmas Jumper

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Design a Christmas Jumper Download, print and cut out the Christmas jumper template from card, paper, fabric, or felt. Then, get creative and design your own novelty patterns. This is a brilliant Christmas craft activity that kids will love making. Included in this pack are lots of Christmas shapes that you can use for inspiration. Just cut them out, colour them in and stick them on. Alternatively, create your own designs from scratch. Be inventive: decorate your jumper with sequins, fluffy pom poms, glitter, tinsel, stickers etc. You could even come up with a fun Christmas slogan. Most importantly, have fun and get in the Christmas Spirit! 8 pages
Practise Writing A Crime Report (9-14 years)
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Practise Writing A Crime Report (9-14 years)

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Information Writing work packs are essential for all students wanting to develop their literacy skills and improve their grades in English assignments and examinations. Information Writing work packs concentrate specifically on information writing, providing everything needed to stimulate a child to write. The child is taught to recognise the difference between facts and opinions. Each pack in this series concentrates on a different aspect of information writing including: writing to advise, writing to inform, writing to explain, writing to analyse, review and comment, giving examples. The child is taught how a newspaper article is structured, how to write formal and informal letters, diaries, police reports, e-mails, biographies, autobiographies, interviews, book reviews and many more. The work packs contain starting point for writing, helping the child to form ideas, enabling him or her to structure their work and organise it into paragraphs. Attention is given to making writing more interesting by varying sentence types, using punctuation and good grammar. Each work pack includes an exciting range of model answers and sample texts written by students and provides practice questions to test them. Common errors made by students are highlighted and corrected. They are packed with vital hints and tips to enable the student to be successful and gain good grades. The packs are a very useful resource for teachers and save hours of time when preparing lessons or homework tasks. The specimen lesson plans and examples contained within each work pack will give the student ideas to build on and provide practice to develop their writing skills. Each work pack provides children with ideas for writing, especially reluctant writers who require starting points to write. Each work pack provides a safe topic that children will be comfortable with. 19 pages www.guineapigeducationshop.com
Preparing To Write A Balanced Argument (9-14 years)
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Preparing To Write A Balanced Argument (9-14 years)

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This resource includes 63 pages. Persuasive Writing & Argument Theme Work Packs save preparation time when planning writing tasks for 9-14 year olds. Easy to follow, each pack provides specimen planning sheets and essays in non fiction writing topics. The model essays contain information that will give children starting points to develop their own ideas. Children will learn fundamental skills in non fiction writing. Persuasive Writing & Argument Theme Work Packs teach children how to write from different points of view and how opinions can be used to make articles biased. Children will learn the basic principles of discursive writing, including how to set out an argument. They will learn different forms of writing - for example, articles, letters, leaflets, brochures and holiday brochures. They will become familiar with using literary or stylistic techniques, such as, repetition, similes, metaphors and groups of three, to make their writing persuasive. www.guineapigeducationshop.com
Prompts For Writing A Persuasive Leaflet (GCSE English Writing Work Pack)
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Prompts For Writing A Persuasive Leaflet (GCSE English Writing Work Pack)

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Prompts For Writing A Persuasive Leaflet (GCSE English Writing Work Pack) This pack includes four prompts for GCSE creative writing. The form is to produce a leaflet. The purpose is to inform and persuade. The intended audience is parents or people looking for self catering holiday accommodation. There are four examples included, plus two pages on how the student should structure their work and the use of literary techniques These work packs provide essential creative writing practice for the new GCSE English exam. They will help GCSE students prepare for their exam, whether they are students in years 9, 10 or 11. The packs provide practise in different forms of writing, for example, articles, blogs and letters. These resources help students to write in a tone appropriate to purpose and audience. They instruct the student how to write from different perspectives or viewpoints and present a balanced argument. As well as, using appropriate tone and language. For example, learning to use: formal or informal register, language devices like rhetoric and groups of three and punctuation, such as variation of sentences for effect.
How To Write To Persuade In Newspaper Articles (9-14 years)
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How To Write To Persuade In Newspaper Articles (9-14 years)

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Persuasive Writing work packs are essential for all students, of 9-14 years, wanting to develop their literacy skills and improve their grades in English assignments and examinations. Persuasive Writing work packs teach children how to write from different points of view and how opinions can be used to make articles biased. This series of work packs will enable the student to write convincingly in letters, leaflets, brochures and newspaper articles for example. The packs include a lively collection of writings, poems and a play to inspire the pupils. These are designed as starting points, ideal for the student who finds it difficult to think up ideas for writing, challenging them to recreate their own persuasive pieces. In addition to this, the packs teach organisational and literary devices in persuasive writing, including, figurative language, emotive words, repetition, connectives and use of good vocabulary. The student will learn how to consider writing for the appropriate audience, how to vary sentence types in order to make writing more interesting, and the importance of using good spelling, punctuation and grammar. Each work pack includes an exciting range of model answers and sample texts written by students and provides practice questions to test them. Common errors made by students are highlighted and corrected. They are packed with vital hints and tips to enable the pupil to be successful and gain good grades. 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. 17 pages www.guineapigeducationshop.com Browse our website, to view our full range of educational resources.
Practise Writing A Balanced Argument: Young People Eat Too Much Fast Food (9-14)
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Practise Writing A Balanced Argument: Young People Eat Too Much Fast Food (9-14)

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In this resource, the student will learn to write a balanced argument. Then, they should use the points and ideas given, to write their own balanced argument discussing the question (a) Do young people eat too much fast food and (b) Should young people eat more fruit and vegetable? Writing A Balanced Argument’ work packs are essential for all students wanting to develop their literacy skills and improve their grades in English assignments and examinations. This series of work packs set out how to write a well-balanced argument. The student will learn 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. These work packs focus 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. The student will learn vital essay writing skills, that will assist their studies in other areas of the curriculum. In addition to this, the work packs teach organisational and literary devices in persuasive writing, including, figurative language, emotive words, repetition, connectives and use of good vocabulary. The student will learn how to consider writing for the appropriate audience, how to vary sentence types in order to make writing more interesting, and the importance of using good spelling, punctuation and grammar. Each work pack includes an exciting range of model answers and sample texts written by students and provides practice questions to test them. Common errors made by students are highlighted and corrected. They are packed with vital hints and tips to enable the pupil to be successful and gain good grades. 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. This series is specifically targeted at Key Stage 2 and 3 (ages 9-14 years), but will also be a valuable resource for those taking GCSE up to grades C and above. They contain material suitable for UK National Curriculum SATS, for those taking 11+ entrance examinations, for GCSE exams and for students learning English as a foreign language. 21 pages www.guineapigeducationshop.com
Lets Write A Formal Letter (7-13 years)
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Lets Write A Formal Letter (7-13 years)

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This pack teaches the child how to write a formal letter to argue a point. The child should use Dear Sir or Madam and end with Yours faithfully or Dear Mr… or Mrs… and end with Yours sincerely. They should use point, evidence and explanation for each paragraph. They will learn how to introduce their viewpoint in a topic sentence, give some evidence and explain it. They will learn how to introduce the counter argument and then to argue against it. The child should read the example letters and prompts and then write their own. Example Letters Include: complaints Letters to council Help with hangover The builders are poor The train is dirty This series of work packs provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Featuring a lively, ‘magazine style’ format to appeal to children of all abilities, these packs are particularly recommended as preparation for creative writing tasks at 11+ or S.A.T.S. The writer herself often dips into the lively collection of imaginative stories and non fiction articles, to teach her students in tutorials. The packs feature detailed prompts on how to plan and write stories and letters, as well as help with non fiction tasks - writing diaries, reports and persuasive leaflets. There is also plenty of practice in writing techniques - variation of sentences, connectives and grammar and punctuation tips. 19 pages www.guineapigeducation.co.uk
Write A Story Called ‘Lost’ (7-13 years)
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Write A Story Called ‘Lost’ (7-13 years)

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This resource shows children how to structure and develop a story. First, the child reads the story ‘Lost’. Then, they are shown an outline of how the story was planned – the characters, setting and plot. Secondly, they are shown the content of each paragraph: the beginning paragraph (setting the scene), the middle paragraph (recounting a series of events that build up suspense) and the ending (the way the story is resolved). The child should use what they have learnt, to write the same story. A series of unfinished sentences are provided to help them. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story. The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts. The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary - looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs. This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language. 9 pages www.guineapigeducationshop.com
Write An Information Leaflet About Polar Bears (7-13 years)
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Write An Information Leaflet About Polar Bears (7-13 years)

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Use the prompts to produce an information leaflet about polar bears. The child should write under the headings: where I live, what I am like, my babies and why I am endangered. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story. The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts. The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary - looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs. This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language. 3 pages www.guineapigeduationshop.com
Improve Your English Work Pack Bundle (9-14 years)
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Improve Your English Work Pack Bundle (9-14 years)

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Improve Your English Work Packs teach the child good English. They help improve the child’s punctuation, spelling and grammar skills. There are a wide range of packs to choose from, providing practice in sentence writing, use of connectives and parts of speech. The child will also be introduced to literary techniques - similes, metaphors and other stylistic devices. The format of each pack is so simple. The pages are quick and easy to work through, so the child will learn fast and remember skills taught easily. Each pack includes a lesson plan, with structured exercises, including answer pages. Improve Your English Work Packs save hours of time when preparing lessons or homework tasks. Included in this series, there are eight structured assessment tests, to test vocabulary, capital letters, punctuation, spelling and use of English language with answers. www.guineapigeducation.co.uk
Samuel Pepys Plague Diary Comprehension (age 9 years +)
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Samuel Pepys Plague Diary Comprehension (age 9 years +)

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Learn about the great plague of 1665, through the eyes of the great diary writer Samuel Pepys, and practise your reading comprehension skills. This work pack includes: a reading comprehension based on extracts from Samuel Pepys diary, pages of interesting facts about the plague, creative writing and drawing activities. An excellent resource for classes studying this period in history. www.guineapigeducationshop.com
Write An Information Leaflet About The Amazon Rainforest (7-13 years)
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Write An Information Leaflet About The Amazon Rainforest (7-13 years)

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Use the prompts and illustrations to produce an information leaflet about the Amazon Rainforest. The child should arrange their leaflet under the headings: Where is the Amazon rainforest? What is the climate like? What is life in the canopy like? What is the shrub layer like? What is it like on the forest floor? Next, the child can fill in the rainforest chart This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story. The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts. The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary - looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs. This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language. 9 pages www.guineapigeducationshop.com
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Play script (6-10 years)
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Play script (6-10 years)

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A short play script for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, based on the original book by L. Frank Baum, for you to adapt for your class or school performance. School plays are an incredible platform to introduce children to drama, to music, to theatre skills. The school play enables a group, or class of children, to interact together and to work in a team. There is a role for everyone, whether the child: is an actor, who is comfortable learning lines and being on the stage loves singing and dancing enjoys making props, costumes, or helping with technical skills backstage, in sound or lighting A positive experience in a school play boosts confidence and helps a child to feel valued. They can be performed at any time of the year and not just at Christmas. It is a good way to end a term and get parents more actively involved. They can be elaborately staged events, or just a simple assembly. If you have read our book Park Lane School Presents… The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, why not put on your very own school production, using our play script as a starting point. 35 pages
Write A Persuasive Article (with an environmental theme) (9-14 years)
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Write A Persuasive Article (with an environmental theme) (9-14 years)

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Persuasive Writing work packs are essential for all students, of 9-14 years, wanting to develop their literacy skills and improve their grades in English assignments and examinations. Persuasive Writing work packs teach children how to write from different points of view and how opinions can be used to make articles biased. This series of work packs will enable the student to write convincingly in letters, leaflets, brochures and newspaper articles for example. The packs include a lively collection of writings, poems and a play to inspire the pupils. These are designed as starting points, ideal for the student who finds it difficult to think up ideas for writing, challenging them to recreate their own persuasive pieces. In addition to this, the packs teach organisational and literary devices in persuasive writing, including, figurative language, emotive words, repetition, connectives and use of good vocabulary. The student will learn how to consider writing for the appropriate audience, how to vary sentence types in order to make writing more interesting, and the importance of using good spelling, punctuation and grammar. Each work pack includes an exciting range of model answers and sample texts written by students and provides practice questions to test them. Common errors made by students are highlighted and corrected. They are packed with vital hints and tips to enable the pupil to be successful and gain good grades. 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. 17 pages www.guineapigeducation.co.uk