KS2 English, The Wild Robot Study Guide

Writing Summaries: The Wild Robot Chapters 26-33 Study Guide

Now that the Non-Chronological writing project is completed we can turn all of our attention back on the story. This week we will be focusing on the ever important skill of giving and writing summaries. We will also be sequencing events, focusing on using comas when listing, and homophones. Writing summaries can be a difficult […]

Nouns, Nouns, Nouns: The Wild Robot Chapters 9-13 Study Guide

17 September 2023 in KS2 English, The Wild Robot Study Guide

Types of nouns, common nouns and proper nouns, noun Pictionary, a descriptive writing activity, spelling the long ‘a’ sound using ‘ei, comprehension questions, and activities to learn and consolidate vocabulary. This is what you can expect in this weeks The Wild Robot literature study guide based on Chapters 9-13.   Welcome to the second week […]

Literature Study Guide: The Wild Robot

Buy The Wild Robot on Amazon (paid link) Jump to the contents for all of the posts and accompanying weekly literature study guides published so far. For our English lessons, we are going to kick off this year with The Wild Robot. Not only that, I have actually gone full throttle and planned a compete […]

Step-By-Step Guide (and Resources): Writing Non-Chronological Reports

03 August 2023 in KS2 English, Non-Fiction Writing

In this post I will be explaining: I have also created free downloadable resources to write non-chronological reports: Reading and writing doesn’t just have to be about fiction. Sometimes we forget that every subject has specialist vocabulary, every subject requires writing. Teaching your child how to write notes, summaries, reports, and essays will give them vital skills […]

5 Simple Charlotte Mason Inspired Ways to Use Living Literature in Your Homeschool

In this post I am going to share 5 easy, effective and practical strategies that you can start doing now for incorporating Charlotte Mason practices and living literature into your homeschool curriculum. But first, why would you want to use Charlotte Mason practices and living literature in the first place? Good literature is powerful.  I’ve always loved good […]

How to Write Stories-Step 7: Ready, Steady, Write (and Edit as You Go)

06 July 2023 in KS2 English, Story Writing Guide

This is Step 7 of the seven steps to story writing success, a step-by-step guide for teaching children how to write stories. In this post, I will share my experiences and insights on how to effectively edit writing with your child. I will be explaining why children (and you) should pause and revise and edit their […]

How to Write Stories-Step 6: Harness the Power of Show Not Tell

11 June 2023 in KS2 English, Story Writing Guide

This post is all about getting children to write so that they pull people right into their imagination.  In other words, this post is all about getting your child to “show not tell” in their story. Welcome to Step 6 of our seven steps to story success writing guide where I am going to share […]

How to Write Stories-Step 5: Spice Up Writing with VCOP

In this step kids will be considering how to spice up their writing- make it more effective, interesting and meaningful by intentional use of Vocabulary, Connectives, sentence Openers, and Punctuation, in short VCOP. This is Step 5 of my Seven Steps to Story Success – A step-by-step guide to teaching children how to write stories. Accompanying […]

How to Write Stories-Step 4: Character Development

If you missed the previous steps you can catchup here: Step 4-Character Development In this step kids will describing the characters in their story more detail. They should not only note physical aspects of their characters, but also more personal details such as their back story, strengths, skills, weaknesses, and motives. Accompanying character development activity page can be found towards […]

How to Write Stories-Step 3: Plan the Plot

04 April 2023 in KS2 English, Story Writing Guide

This is Step 3 of my Seven Steps to Story Success – A step-by-step guide to teaching children how to write stories. In this step -planning the plot, children will visually render the main parts of their story. Accompanying worksheet can be found towards the bottom, available to download and print. If you missed the […]

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