KS2 English

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

25 October 2023 in KS2 English

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

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 […]

The Wild Robot Homeschool Literature Study Guide

31 August 2023 in KS2 English

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 homeschool literature study guide around it. I will be sharing these resources on this blog as we complete the chapters. I am super excited to share […]

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

03 August 2023 in KS2 English

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 Ways to Teach Reading Comprehension

20 July 2023 in KS2 English

The reality is, reading doesn’t equal understanding. Reading comprehension is a complex skill for children and it helps for us homeschoolers to have some strategies up our sleeves to teach our kids reading comprehension skills. It can often be the case where our kids, who can confidently read, struggle to understand the underlying message.  We invest countless hours […]

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

10 July 2023 in KS2 English

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

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 […]

Homeschool Curriculum Review: Galore Park

18 June 2023 in Product and Book Reviews

This is a review of the Galore Park curriculum and textbooks for use in the homeschool. We’ve been using Galore Park Textbooks for a few years now and really love it for its thorough subject coverage and the progressive way it develops and deepens essential subject skills and knowledge. Two of my kids are currently […]

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

11 June 2023 in KS2 English

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

21 May 2023 in KS2 English

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. If […]

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