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Guinea Pig Books offer a NEW, fresh and exciting approach to learning. Our range of books will help your child learn vital English and maths skills at key stages 1 – 4 and for those preparing for 11+ entrance exams to Grammar School. Written by an experienced teacher and tutor who is familiar with the needs of today's kids. Guinea Pig books set out to re-educate young learners that reading and writing are not dull, but rather REWARDING and SATISFYING.

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Guinea Pig Books offer a NEW, fresh and exciting approach to learning. Our range of books will help your child learn vital English and maths skills at key stages 1 – 4 and for those preparing for 11+ entrance exams to Grammar School. Written by an experienced teacher and tutor who is familiar with the needs of today's kids. Guinea Pig books set out to re-educate young learners that reading and writing are not dull, but rather REWARDING and SATISFYING.
Practise SATS Tests (The New Headteacher) 9-12 years

Practise SATS Tests (The New Headteacher) 9-12 years

43 pages in length 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.
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Practise SATS Tests (At The Stroke Of Midnight) 9-12 years

Practise SATS Tests (At The Stroke Of Midnight) 9-12 years

43 pages in length 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.
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Write An Article Persuading People To Get A Pet (7-13 years)

Write An Article Persuading People To Get A Pet (7-13 years)

9 pages Write To Persuade People To Get A Pet Read the information leaflet about getting a pet. The child is asked to write their own version, persuading pet lovers to get a kitten. They can use the prompts to help them get started. They must remember to use good adjectives in their description, to use alliteration and repetition of initial letter sounds, to form persuasive phrases like ‘cutest cuddliest kitten…’ Next, the child should read ‘New Home’ and write their own persuasive appeal, encouraging people to give money to a charity that helps sick or abandoned animals. 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.
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Pack 2: Lots Of Writing Tasks With An Animal Theme (7-13 years)

Pack 2: Lots Of Writing Tasks With An Animal Theme (7-13 years)

23 pages Imagine That Animals Can Talk: Write An Interview Between Two Animals Read the interviews with Monster the dog and Millie the cat. Ask the child to add to it. They can then write their own interview between two animals. Imagine That You Write For A Pet Problem Page In A Magazine Read the letters on the problem page, written by Raj, the vet. Look at the words he uses to reply - ‘your cat’, ‘I suggest’, ‘would cheer him up…’ Now, ask the child to write a reply to ‘concerned cat lover’ offering more advice. Next, the child should write to Raj about a pet (or a wild animal like a squirrel). They can ask his advice about something that is bothering them, concerning their animals welfare. Invent A Product For A Pet Firstly, the child is asked to invent a new food for their pet and then to invent a weird and wacky product for their pet to use. They can use the ideas provided to help them. Ask the child to draw their invention, to label its main features and to describe how it work and why it is unique. 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.
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Pack 1: Lots Of Writing Tasks With An Animal Theme (7-13 years)

Pack 1: Lots Of Writing Tasks With An Animal Theme (7-13 years)

23 pages Let’s Describe A Pet The child is asked to read the prompts on Hugo the rabbit and Henriki the cat and then to write about their own pet. They are asked to describe their pet - it’s appearance, character and actions. Write To Persuade People To Get A Pet Read the information leaflet about getting a pet. The child is asked to write their own version, persuading pet lovers to get a kitten. They can use the prompts to help them get started. They must remember to use good adjectives in their description, to use alliteration and repetition of initial letter sounds, to form persuasive phrases like ‘cutest cuddliest kitten…’ Next, the child should read ‘New Home’ and write their own persuasive appeal, encouraging people to give money to a charity that helps sick or abandoned animals. 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,
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Write A Funny Animal Story (7-13 years)

Write A Funny Animal Story (7-13 years)

11 pages Write A Funny Animal Story Tune into Guinea Pig Radio, read the script and then write a short, informal reply for a text message or e-mail. Use the children’s replies to write some stories in three paragraphs. Next, Mrs Barker’s class tell their funny animal stories. The child is asked to read the stories and then to add their own speech bubble to the page. 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.
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Imagine That You Write For A Pet Problem Page In A Magazine (7-13 years)

Imagine That You Write For A Pet Problem Page In A Magazine (7-13 years)

7 pages Imagine That You Write For A Pet Problem Page In A Magazine Read the letters on the problem page, written by Raj, the vet. Look at the words he uses to reply - ‘your cat’, ‘I suggest’, ‘would cheer him up…’ Now, ask the child to write a reply to ‘concerned cat lover’ offering more advice. Next, the child should write to Raj about a pet (or a wild animal like a squirrel). They can ask his advice about something that is bothering them, concerning their animals welfare. 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.
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Invent A Product For A Pet (7-13 years)

Invent A Product For A Pet (7-13 years)

7 pages Invent A Product For A Pet Firstly, the child is asked to invent a new food for their pet and then to invent a weird and wacky product for their pet to use. They can use the ideas provided to help them. Ask the child to draw their invention, to label its main features and to describe how it work and why it is unique. 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.
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Write An Imaginary Interview With An Animal (7-13 years)

Write An Imaginary Interview With An Animal (7-13 years)

7 pages Imagine That Animals Can Talk: Write An Interview Between Two Animals Read the interviews with Monster the dog and Millie the cat. Ask the child to add to it. They can then write their own interview between two animals. 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.
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Lots Of Writing Tasks About The Rainforest (7-13 years)

Lots Of Writing Tasks About The Rainforest (7-13 years)

29 pages Write An Information Leaflet About The Amazon Rainforest 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. A Collection Of Work On An Imaginary Wildlife Park Called Rainforest World Ask the child to write a leaflet persuading visitors to come to a wildlife park called ‘Rainforest World’. They can use the prompts to help them write. Ask the child to use their imagination and to make a map of the attraction. Recount a visit to a wildlife park or zoo Imagine that you are a bird at a wildlife park. Write about a day in your life. Write a story called ‘Escape’. Imagine that an animal escapes from Rainforest World. Write the story. 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.
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Use The Story Prompts To Write Animal Stories (7-13 years)

Use The Story Prompts To Write Animal Stories (7-13 years)

21 pages Write A Story Called ‘The Day The Horses Escaped’ Write A Story Called ‘Hedgehog In The Garden’ Write A Story Called ‘Rats Are Scary’ Cut up the story prompts. Muddle them up and get the child to arrange the story in the right order, with a beginning, a middle and an end. Ask the child to rewrite the story, adding their own ideas 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.
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Write An Information Leaflet About Polar Bears (7-13 years)

Write An Information Leaflet About Polar Bears (7-13 years)

7 pages Write An Information Leaflet About Polar Bears 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.
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Write An Information Leaflet About The Amazon Rainforest (7-13 years)

Write An Information Leaflet About The Amazon Rainforest (7-13 years)

9 pages Write An Information Leaflet About The Amazon Rainforest 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.
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Lots Of Writing Tasks About A Wildlife Park Called Rainforest World (7-13 years)

Lots Of Writing Tasks About A Wildlife Park Called Rainforest World (7-13 years)

13 pages A Collection Of Work On An Imaginary Wildlife Park Called Rainforest World Ask the child to write a leaflet persuading visitors to come to a wildlife park called ‘Rainforest World’. They can use the prompts to help them write. Ask the child to use their imagination and to make a map of the attraction. Recount a visit to a wildlife park or zoo Imagine that you are a bird at a wildlife park. Write about a day in your life. Write a story called ‘Escape’. Imagine that an animal escapes from Rainforest World. Write the story. 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.
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Write A Story Called 'Monster The Dog' (7-13 years)

Write A Story Called 'Monster The Dog' (7-13 years)

9 pages Write A Story Called ‘Monster The Dog’ Read the story about Monster. It is written in third person - like a ‘fly on the wall’ has recounted it. Using the plan and the prompts to help them, ask the child to write their own story, called ‘Monster The Dog’. Remember, in paragraph one they must introduce the characters, setting and plot. In paragraph two, they should build up events in the plot to create suspense and in paragraph three they should wind up the story with a suitable conclusion. 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.
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Write A Story Called 'The Lost Kitten' 7-13 years)

Write A Story Called 'The Lost Kitten' 7-13 years)

9 pages Write A Story Called ‘The Lost Kitten’ Read the example story and then using the plan and prompts, ask the child to write their own version of the story. Now, they must use their imagination and write how they think the cat got lost. They should plan and write their story in three paragraphs 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.
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Write A Story Called 'Why I Should Have Stayed In Bed' (7-13 years)

Write A Story Called 'Why I Should Have Stayed In Bed' (7-13 years)

13 pages Write A Story Called ‘Why I Should Have Stayed In Bed’ Read Oliver’s story titled - ‘why I should have stayed in bed’. It is written in three paragraphs - each one dealing with a different aspect of the day. The child can then use the plan and prompts to write their own story with the same title. Write in first person from the writer’s point of view. In the first paragraph, introduce the characters and setting. In each paragraph include a new problem, building on events that went before and creating suspense. End the story, like Oliver, on a cliff hanger 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.
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Write A Story Called 'Lost' (7-13 years)

Write A Story Called 'Lost' (7-13 years)

9 pages Write A Story Called ‘Lost’ Read Fran’s story, called ‘Theo’. Ask the child to use the plan and prompts to write a three paragraph story, called 'Lost. In paragraph one introduce the characters, setting and plot. In paragraph two, build up events and create suspense and in paragraph three, wind up the story with a suitable conclusion. 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.
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Imagine You Are An Old Toy And Write Your Story (7-13 years)

Imagine You Are An Old Toy And Write Your Story (7-13 years)

19 pages This work book includes 2 packs: Imagine You Are An Old Toy And Write Your Story In this pack, the child is asked to pretend they are some kind of old object, like a toy, hidden in the loft. Then, they should read the story and the sentence prompts given and write their own version of the story, describing how they were found and what happened after that. Imagine You Are An Old Person In A World That Has Changed: Write Your Story The child is asked to write a story about being old in a world that has changed. They should read the prompts and the story plan and rewrite the story in good English. They should remember to vary their sentences, to make their writing interesting. A suggested beginning paragraph is given, to start them off. 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.
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Imagine You Are A Scarecrow And Write Your Story (7-13 years)

Imagine You Are A Scarecrow And Write Your Story (7-13 years)

19 pages This work book includes 2 packs: Imagine You Are A Scarecrow. Write Your Story. In this pack, the child is asked to empathise with a character (in other words to imagine they are in the characters shoes). The child should read the scarecrows account of his life, answer the sentence prompts and then, write their own version of the story. Imagine You Are An Old Car. Write Your Story. The child is asked to pretend they are an object, like an old car and to write a story, from the point of view of the car. The child should read the story and the sentence prompts given and then to write their own version. They should remember to use a new paragraph for change of time, place or situation. 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.
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Lets Write Formal And Informal Letters (7-13 years)

Lets Write Formal And Informal Letters (7-13 years)

39 pages This work book includes 2 packs: Let’s Write A Formal Letter 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 Let’s Write An Informal Letter The child should read the examples of informal letters, written in colloquial English. Then, they should write their own versions. Example letters include I’m sorry you fell off your horse I found a purse at the supermarket Thank you for organising… Thank you for my present 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.
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Practise Non Fiction Writing: The Blue Whale (7-13 years)

Practise Non Fiction Writing: The Blue Whale (7-13 years)

27 pages Practise Non Fiction Writing: The Blue Whale In this pack, the child is asked to think: who is my reader or audience, why am I writing or what’s my purpose. They will learn that they can write formally (as to the council) or informally (as to a friend). Next, the child will learn how to organise non fiction writing and how to retrieve information, at the same time as learning about the blue whale. They will learn how to organise their material under headings and sub headings. Then, they are asked to make an information leaflet on the Northern Bottlenose Whale. Their non fiction writing should include an introduction, several points written in paragraphs and a conclusion with a comment from the author. 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.
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Lets Write A Formal Letter (7-13 years)

Lets Write A Formal Letter (7-13 years)

19 pages Let’s Write A Formal Letter 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.
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