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The importance of learning homophones

The importance of learning homophones What are homophones? Homophones are those confusing little words that have the same pronunciation but different meanings and usually different spellings. While there are literally hundreds of homophones in the English language, below are 10 common examples. Once you've grasped the importance of learning homophones, you'll be a better reader and writer. You can see from some of the examples that some do have the same spelling but a completely different meaning! Homophones are without a doubt the reason why so many of us misspell words on a daily basis. I would personally say that to, too and two are the ho...888
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Help your child to write better sentences

Help your child to write better sentences

 


​Is your child finding it difficult to write in sentences? Do they make correct use of full stops and capital letters? Read on for some tips and fun exercises that you can do with your child and help them write better sentences. 


(You'll have to tweak some of this depending on the age and ability of your child.)

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Teach Your Child How To Use Apostrophes. A parents' guide...

 

Teach Your Child How To Use Apostrophes. A parents' guide...

We’ve all seen them…

Apostrophe errors aren't rare about town. There are mistakes on shop signs, the sides of vehicles, at the market – which only proves that even adults find the whole ‘apostrophe issue’ quite confusing. The truth is, it IS confusing. I’ve even heard teachers debating the intricacies of the rules.

And NO – you don’t put an apostrophe wherever you see an ‘s’ !!

To simplify matters, I’ve written about the 2 main uses for apostrophes, which should satisfy most children, standing them in good stead for further detailed tuition.

For those hardier souls who like a bit of ‘nitty-gritty’, continue on to the ‘difficult areas’ section.

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