Literacy

Who is Charles Dickens?

Charles Dickens is one of the best known names in English Literature.

His writing includes Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol – which are widely read today.

Who is Charles Dickens and was has made him inspire generations of authors? This blog post investigates.

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5 Simple strategies…to encourage reading for pleasure

Reading for pleasure is starting to feel like a lost art. It is something that every primary school student is encouraged to do but they often find other pastimes more appealing as they grow up.

Whether this is due to lack of motivation at home or at school is often down to individual cases. Reading is an important tool for every child and adult, as it keeps the imagination active and also helps to further learning in general – deepening cognitive ability.

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5 ways to help teach students with dyslexia

More than 1.2 million children in the UK have dyslexia, a disability which results in difficulty reading and understanding the meaning of the words in front of them. Many children who have dyslexia have said that the words they see do not stay still. Instead, they move around the page, affecting their ability to read them.

Unsurprisingly, dyslexic students can find themselves falling behind others in the class, resulting in performance issues.

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The importance of functional skills in 14-19 year-olds

Since the 14-19 reform act, there has been a great deal of change in the curriculum in the UK. Now, our education system provides our youth with training in skills that are going to be useful in life and help them build up knowledge to help them succeed.

It was designed to help encourage more and more young people to continue into higher education. However, not every young individual wants to go to university, so the 14-19 reforms provide alternative further education paths for these individuals.

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