Category Archives: English

Advent Calendar Day 22 – When the Reindeer Went Missing

Welcome to Day 22 of Better Tuition’s Winter Advent Activity Calendar.  Today we have a Yuletide English Language Quiz for you.  We hope you enjoy it. Instructions: In each question, choose the best word or group of words to complete this passage … Continue reading

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Advent Activity Calendar: Day 12 – Santa’s Proof Reading Challenge

Instructions: Santa has a lot of letters to read at this time of year!  Here’s one with twelve spelling mistakes and eighteen incidents of missed or mistaken punctuation.  Can you a) identify and b) correct each one?  You can print off … Continue reading

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Multiple GCSE resits: do we need a change?

“Almost 80% of pupils in England who do not achieve a C grade in GCSE maths or English fail to attain this mark during their resits. It is leaving hundreds of thousands of students stuck in a cycle of exams.” … Continue reading

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How to Create a Reading-Friendly Home

A reading-friendly home is one in which reading material in many forms is enjoyed by every member of the family. You don’t need hundreds of books, a Kindle or the Complete Works of Shakespeare to create a reading-friendly home. As … Continue reading

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Better Tuition Vocabulary and Proof Reading Workbooks Available Now

We have two workbooks available from our Urmston Tuition Centre. The workbooks are suitable for older Key Stage 2 children (Years 5/6) and cost just £5 each. The Better Tuition Word Power Vocabulary workbook aims to boost your child’s vocabulary … Continue reading

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How to encourage independent reading

The very best way to encourage independent reading is to lead by example and let your child see you read on a frequent basis.  They will then see reading as a normal part of everyday life, and all children like to emulate … Continue reading

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Why Independent Reading is Essential for Your Child

Reading well is the key to learning across nearly all subjects in school.  Reading aloud is highly beneficial and many children have this type of reading homework from school, but it’s absolutely crucial that they also read independently, inside their … Continue reading

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The New English Curriculum 2014

The National Curriculum is changing and many schools have already introduced the new English curriculum.  From September 2014 all year groups barring Years 2 and 6 will follow the new curriculum (those year groups will come on stream the following … Continue reading

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20th December: Yuletide Grammar Quiz

Welcome to Day Twenty of Better Tuition’s 2013 Winter Advent Activity Calendar.  Today we have a Yuletide English Language Quiz for you.  We hope you enjoy it. Instructions: In each question, choose the best word or group of words to complete this … Continue reading

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December 12th: make a difference with free rice

Learning shouldn’t stop over the festive season but hunger most definitely should. Millions of people in developing countries will go to bed hungry tonight.  Day 12 of our advent challenge is dedicated to freerice.com. Play the learning games at freerice.com … Continue reading

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