SPaG as a form of amusement

Is it really possible to teach spelling, punctuation and grammar as a set of games? It can be argued that when children have an explicit knowledge of grammar, they will automatically become better writers. And yet that argument hasn’t been proven – or at least hasn’t been proven in all Read more…

When the strategy is king

Children will always come across words they don’t know.  How they respond determines their reading age. In a language that is derived from as many separate sources as English it is inevitable that children will, throughout their time at school, come across words that they don’t know. At that point Read more…