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Highlights from the Reading Planet Tour

The Reading Planet Tour is over but what a fantastic few weeks it was! We met Take a look at some pictures from the events which took place across the UK. 

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Reading Planet is going on tour... winners revealed!

Last term, we launched a nationwide competition for schools to win a visit from a Reading Planet author. We received hundreds of entries from across the country. After much deliberation, the winners have now been chosen and the tour kicks off next week in Scotland.  

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How to help your child prepare for spelling tests…

Catherine Casey gives her top fun tips for parents in supporting their children with spelling. Read more »

Reading Planet on Sunday Brunch!

Reading Planet author and actress Nina Wadia recently appeared on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch talking about her book Bionic T1D.

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It's all about the book: how studying a whole text is the key to greater depth reading and writing in English

In this blog, Maggie McGuigan (Series Editor and author of Read in to Writing), explains why studying a whole book is key to raising attainment in English and achieving that all important 'greater depth'.

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Tips to engage parents with reading

How can teachers encourage parents and carers to engage in reading with their child? Here are some different ideas and tips for promoting reading - whether you’re looking to host an event, offer a few words of advice or create a positive collaborative reading ethos, there may be an idea for you…


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Wednesday Words: Year 5 vocabulary teaching activity

This week's Wednesday Words blog, brings you a Year 5 vocabulary teaching activity which uses Alfred, Lord Tennyson's poem The Eagle to explore how vocabulary choices change and enhance meaning.

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Free Poetry Activities and Resources for National Poetry Day 2018

Celebrate National Poetry Day on the 4th of October with our collection of free poetry resources and activities. 

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Wednesday words: Reception vocabulary teaching activity

This week, we bring you a Reception vocabulary teaching activity which uses the story of Hansel and Gretel to help children to develop an understanding of words to describe different characters.

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Wednesday Words: Year 3 vocabulary teaching activity

This week's Wednesday Words blog, brings you a Year 3 vocabulary teaching activity which uses Alice in Wonderland to explore adverbs in fiction.

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