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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.
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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19 pages Write To Persuade: Help The Homeless 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.
Write An Article Persuading People To Get A Pet (7-13 years)
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Write An Article Persuading People To Get A Pet (7-13 years)

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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.
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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17 pages 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.
Prompts For Writing A Persuasive Newspaper Article (GCSE 2017 Exam English Writing Work Pack)
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Prompts For Writing A Persuasive Newspaper Article (GCSE 2017 Exam English Writing Work Pack)

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5 pages Prompts For Writing A Persuasive Newspaper Article (GCSE 2017 Exam English Writing Work Pack) This resource includes three prompts, including two informal newspaper reports, to inform and persuade. The student should read them and then write their own version. There is a page on newspaper language and the use of direct and indirect speech, including facts and opinions. After this, there is a ‘letter to the editor’ to complete. These work packs provide essential creative writing practice for the new 2017/2018 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.
Make A Lollipop Stick Nativity Scene
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Make A Lollipop Stick Nativity Scene

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Keep your kids entertained this Christmas with this fabulous craft pack. You will learn how to create your very own simple nativity scene using lollipop sticks. It's a wonderful activity for crafty little fingers!
Write A Persuasive Holiday Brochure (7-11 years)
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Write A Persuasive Holiday Brochure (7-11 years)

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19 pages Write A Persuasive Holiday Brochure 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.
Cut Out And Write A Story: Goldilocks And The Three Bears (Let's Imagine And Write A Story)
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Cut Out And Write A Story: Goldilocks And The Three Bears (Let's Imagine And Write A Story)

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15 pages Plan And Write The Story Of Goldilocks And The Three Bears How To Use Cut out the pages along the dotted lines and muddle them up. Now, ask the child to sort them back into the right order, so the story has a beginning, a middle and an end. Get the child to read the story. Then, cover it and ask them to re-write their own version, putting in more detail. This series provides starting points to get young children, of 6-9 years, writing their own imaginative stories. Traditional tales like ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ are used as examples to look at the characters, the setting and the plot and to show how to structure a story with a beginning, a middle and an end. Children will learn how to brainstorm their ideas, how to put them in a plan and then set out their story. Each pack provides writing challenges, asking the child to continue writing the story, developing their own ideas and to cut up stories to put in order.
Practise SATS Tests (At The Stroke Of Midnight) 9-12 years
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Practise SATS Tests (At The Stroke Of Midnight) 9-12 years

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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.
Practise SATS Tests (The Cup Cake) 9-12 years
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Practise SATS Tests (The Cup Cake) 9-12 years

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39 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.
Practise SATS Tests (The Present) 9-12 years
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Practise SATS Tests (The Present) 9-12 years

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45 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.
A Strange Meeting: Complete The Story (SATS And 11+ Essential Writing Practice) (9-13 years)
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A Strange Meeting: Complete The Story (SATS And 11+ Essential Writing Practice) (9-13 years)

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13 pages A Strange Meeting: Complete The Story (SATS And 11+ Essential Writing Practice) (9-13 years) Write an ending to the story ‘A Strange Meeting’. Use the prompts to help you. Next, write an information leaflet (using facts and opinions), to write about the impressionist painter Monet. Then, write a non fiction leaflet for children about another painter. An essential series of themed prompts to help children aged 9-12 years to practise their creative writing skills for 11 plus entry exams or S.A.T.S. The packs include an outline to help the child plan his or her own story, article, letter or play script and examples to build on, using harder more challenging vocabulary to stretch more able pupils.
Cut Out And Write A Story: Hansel And Gretal (Let's Imagine And Write A Story)
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Cut Out And Write A Story: Hansel And Gretal (Let's Imagine And Write A Story)

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15 pages Plan And Write The Story Of Hansel And Gretal. How To Use Cut out the pages along the dotted lines and muddle them up. Now, ask the child to sort them back into the right order, so the story has a beginning, a middle and an end. Get the child to read the story. Then, cover it and ask them to re-write their own version, putting in more detail. This series provides starting points to get young children, of 6-9 years, writing their own imaginative stories. Traditional tales like ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ are used as examples to look at the characters, the setting and the plot and to show how to structure a story with a beginning, a middle and an end. Children will learn how to brainstorm their ideas, how to put them in a plan and then set out their story. Each pack provides writing challenges, asking the child to continue writing the story, developing their own ideas and to cut up stories to put in order.
Practise SATS Tests (The Space Age Bag) 9-12 years
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Practise SATS Tests (The Space Age Bag) 9-12 years

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47 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.
Cut Out And Write A Story: The Gingerbread Man (Let's Imagine And Write A Story)
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Cut Out And Write A Story: The Gingerbread Man (Let's Imagine And Write A Story)

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15 pages Plan And Write The Story Of The Gingerbread Man. How To Use Cut out the pages along the dotted lines and muddle them up. Now, ask the child to sort them back into the right order, so the story has a beginning, a middle and an end. Get the child to read the story. Then, cover it and ask them to re-write their own version, putting in more detail. This series provides starting points to get young children, of 6-9 years, writing their own imaginative stories. Traditional tales like ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ are used as examples to look at the characters, the setting and the plot and to show how to structure a story with a beginning, a middle and an end. Children will learn how to brainstorm their ideas, how to put them in a plan and then set out their story. Each pack provides writing challenges, asking the child to continue writing the story, developing their own ideas and to cut up stories to put in order.
The Kingfisher (Let's Practise Our Reading Comprehension) 6-9 years
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The Kingfisher (Let's Practise Our Reading Comprehension) 6-9 years

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15 pages The Kingfisher The child is asked to read the text and to answer some questions. The last question focuses on the meaning of words used in the text and the child then writes his or her own non fiction piece. The child also works through punctuation exercises - putting in capital letters, full stops and question marks. Let’s Practise Our Reading Comprehension Packs are a valuable resource to help the child practise essential reading comprehension skills. Each pack includes an article for the child to read and then a series of questions. They are ideal for use with 6-9 year olds, who have reached some degree of reading fluency. The articles ask the child to retrieve facts, explain information and develop their own ideas as to what the writer is implying. Each pack contains vocabulary exercises, encouraging the child to search for words or phrases with the same meaning. Each pack takes the form of a mini topic or project.
Practise SATs Tests (Looking At People's Lives) 9-12 years
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Practise SATs Tests (Looking At People's Lives) 9-12 years

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42 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.
Practise Writing To Inform In A Newspaper Article (Information Writing) 9-14 years
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Practise Writing To Inform In A Newspaper Article (Information Writing) 9-14 years

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19 pages 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.
Practise Writing A Crime Report (Information Writing) 9-14 years
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Practise Writing A Crime Report (Information Writing) 9-14 years

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19 pages 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.
Practise SATS Tests (The Art Gallery) 9-12 years
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Practise SATS Tests (The Art Gallery) 9-12 years

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44 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.