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Slow….fast…slow

Hi, fellow aspiring fiction writers, I think I have made a big break through this week. And I am excited. You see, I read a lot of crime, and love the Jack Reacher books, written by Lee Child. An article in the Times (18.4.20) by Sam Leith, featured Lee Child and something in the article…

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Games for tricky words

Hi all. Last week I blogged about phonics – how to make phonics fun through games. This week, we need to look closely at the so-called ‘tricky’ words. These types of words used to be called ‘high frequency’ by schools because they account for a huge proportion of the words featured in children’s early reading…

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Balancing plot – and word count

How the weeks fly when we are writing furiously. And I have been writing as furiously as I can, trying to increase my word count. Did I change my dog into a lion, as I said I would last week? No, of course not. I changed it into a bear instead. But more about that…

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10 ways to make reading fun

Last week I blogged about BME in Phonics (beginning, middle, end). So this week, a few ideas for helping your child to find fun in reading. All you need is a pack of coloured card, marker pens and scissors, and dice – for hours of enjoyment during this lockdown. 1. Write a funny sentence for…

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BME: Has anything happened yet?

No. At least, not exactly in the way that I imagined it would from last week’s blog (3.4). I thought I would just go back to my ‘witch’ story and fly with it into another, higher dimension. You see I have my plot line – my witch is about to change a dog into a…

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