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Anti-Bullying Week 2019: 11th-15th November

Next week is Anti-bullying week, an annual campaign run by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2019 is ‘Change Starts With Us' and will run from Monday 11th November - Friday 15th November. We know it's important to make sure children feel happy and safe at school and online, so we've compiled some helpful resources to help start the anti-bullying conversation and promote kindness this Anti-Bullying Week.


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The Positives of Reading Non-fiction this #NonFictionNovember

This month is #NonFictionNovember - a national celebration that aims to promote reading non-fiction for pleasure, to allow young readers to indulge in their fascination for facts and to celebrate the breadth, depth and richness of non-fiction writing. In this blog, On Track English author Catherine Casey explores the positives of reading non-fiction.

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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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Keeping Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Practical and Fun

Does your class groan and moan when it’s time for grammar, spelling and punctuation work?
Grammar doesn’t have to be boring or completed sat at a table with a piece of paper and pencil. Try some of the ideas below to get kids moving around and having fun as they learn about grammar, spelling and punctuation.  

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Top Tips for Writing & Grammar Intervention

Catherine Casey, co-author of On Track English: Writing and Grammar, take us through her top tips for writing and grammar intervention. Read more »

Top Tips for Teaching Comprehension

Dee Reid, author of On Track English: Reading Comprehension, take us through her top tips for teaching reading comprehension and encouraging a love of reading in children. Read more »
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