What’s new at Brilliant Publications? (28 Apr 2022 Newsletter)

We are going to be bringing out more Boost Spelling Skills books We have been very pleased with the success of Judy Arden’s book, Boost Spelling Skills, which provides fun strategies for improving children’s spelling skills. It focuses especially on the spelling skills introduced in Key Stage 1 and is Read more…

“Hope is the thing with Feathers”

Find out why kids get Emily Dickinson. Are you a teacher who loves classic poetry or do you shy away from it? According to primary English consultant, Kate Heap, “Hope is the Thing with Feathers is the perfect poem to discuss with pupils. Each child will take a different meaning Read more…

Why classics?

What is the most effective way of helping children understand and value classic literature? Classic children’s literature has stayed the test of time because it contains concepts and stories which appeal to children irrespective of the changes that affect the world in which they live.  Such stories are quite simply, Read more…

The emotions of special needs

What is the best way of overcoming the negative emotions that some students experience on opening a novel? Quite clearly what was once the main form of prolonged entertainment for literate people is now, as often as not, seen as unapproachable, old-fashioned, dull, and irrelevant. And yet, in recent years Read more…

Multi-Sensory English Literature

What is the most effective way of helping reluctant readers to study a set text? Over the past 100 years the multi-sensory learning approach pioneered by Maria Montessori has been shown to be a highly effective way of teaching – especially for students who do not respond strongly to single-sense Read more…