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GCSE English - A Modern Parent's Survival Guide for Yr11!

 

 

 

GCSE English Language and English Literature Exams

A Modern Parents’ Survival Guide!

 

By Rachael (Ash Tutors ref: 181), Secondary School English Teacher

 



“Help!” I hear you cry, “Why is GCSE English so much different, harder, confusing, befuddling and downright mind-boggling compared to when I was at school?”

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11 Ways Your Child Can Master Phonics This Term

11 Ways Your Child Can Master Phonics This Term

 
 
If basic number concepts are the foundation of maths learning, then phonics are the building blocks of reading.
 
In the UK, children are screened in Year 1, so many parents will be told at the first Parents’ Meetings that their child is falling below age expectations in this area.
 
One of the BEST things any parent can do, is to make themselves into a phonics expert!
 
I’ve scoured the web, and put together the very best ideas, articles, explanations, activities and downloads to help you in your quest to help YOUR child to become a PHONICS NINJA!
 
I'll show you my 11 ways your child can master phonics this term...
 
(In no particular order.)
 

1. Free Printable Phonics Books

Via themeasuredmom.com
 

A glorious set of free, printable phonics books from teacher and mum, Anna. Apps and other tech are great - but nothing replaces physical books.

 


 

2. 26 Alphabet and Phonics Apps

Via imaginationsoup.net

A comprehensive review of phonics and spelling apps from teacher and mum, Melissa. The benefits of multi-media can’t be ignored.

 

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