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BIG WRITE - Today is the day

In our class we regularly do a BIG WRITE, using a writing prompt to start our writing. Here’s Pacey’s (10 years old) writing, using the picture as his prompt. 155 more words

Clive Madge

A is for Ant- Emergent Writing Activities

Phonological awareness activities are activities that increase children’s awareness of the sounds of language.

These activities include playing games and listening to stories, poems, and songs that involve rhyme, alliteration, sound matching, and emergent writing. 87 more words


The City Stained Red: So a guy, an elf, and a dragonman sit down at a bar...

If there’s been one steadily growing source of inspiration in fantasy writing in the past few decades, it would definitely be Dungeons and Dragons. This is funny to consider, since the tabletop RPG itself was basically a way for fans to live out their own fantasy adventures like the ones they’d read in novels. 1,503 more words


Literacy Was Shameful in Ancient Thrace: Aelian Varia Historia, 8.6

“People say that none of the ancient Thracians knew how to read. In fact, the barbarians who live in Europe all believe that reading is the most shameful thing. 62 more words


Little Green Wrap-Up

Today, we finished reading “Little Green”. We read the book without looking at the pictures and made one final inference about what Little Green might be. 50 more words


The Mystery of Room 56

Something keeps happening in Room 56…..Things just seem to be disappearing.

This week Mr Mallon’s ‘beloved’ scissors have vanished and Primary 6A have been writing their own newspaper reports to coincide with the incidents. 28 more words

Primary 6

Does your child HATE to read?

Would your child rather empty the dishwasher or clean their room instead of reading a book? Gasp! Actually this is quite normal, and don’t worry because you are NOT alone. 652 more words