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  1. ACE Science Assessment: Top Tips for Using Learning Ladders

    ACE Science Assessment: Top Tips for Using Learning Ladders

    Posted on: Feb 25, 2015

    Now that levels have essentially gone, teachers are looking for alternative approaches to assessing their students. The Level Ladder was a popular way to engage with national curriculum levels in the context of stimulating classroom tasks. Without a replacement to the national curriculum levels, schools and teachers have been left to develop their own assessment model. This is where the ACE Learning Ladders, developed for Key Stage 3 science lessons, can be used effectively to support assessment, feedback and improvement in the new curriculum.

  2. Maintain Control of Your Reading Classes

    Maintain Control of Your Reading Classes

    Posted on: Aug 04, 2014

    Maintaining interest within a reading class and keeping control of pupils can be troublesome at times, especially when teaching difficult children or those who have no keen interest in reading. However, there are a number of steps you can follow and a number of activities you can introduce to make sure reading classes are fun and a lot more stimulating for young children. See below for our top five tips on how to maintain control of your reading classes

  3. How to Start an Out of School Book Club

    How to Start an Out of School Book Club

    Posted on: Jul 25, 2014

    Book clubs and reading societies have been popular among adults for quite some time now. These productive social gatherings provide an opportunity to read books you would otherwise not normally choose. They also provide a platform to analyse and critique a piece of literature and share opinions with a group of like-minded individuals. Whilst participating in this activity, members also inadvertently enhance their literary and communication skills.

    With this in mind, it is incredibly positive that children are starting to jump on the book club bandwagon too and use it as an extra-curricular activity! Teachers and parents across the country are setting up their own book clubs in an attempt to encourage children to read and broaden their reading skills. But, what does it take to run your own successful children’s book club?

  4. Teaching Pupils With Reading Difficulties

    Teaching Pupils With Reading Difficulties

    Posted on: Jul 18, 2014

    It’s estimated that as many as two in five children struggle to some extent when it comes to learning how to read. This isn’t necessarily an indicator of an underlying learning difficulty, but this factor should be investigated, which is why it’s important to identify problems with reading at the earliest stage.

  5. Encouraging Boy’s to Read

    Encouraging Boy’s to Read

    Posted on: Nov 07, 2013

    In today’s technology soaked world, parents often feel as if its mission impossible getting a child to pick up a book; especially if the child is a boy. It’s generally accepted that it’s much more difficult getting young boys into reading than girls because old and modern distractions such as television, computer games, friends and the great outdoors seem to have a much greater hold over those born with a Y chromosome.

    It’s often said that the greatest thing you can give to a child is the gift of reading, and there’s a lot of truth in that statement. The benefits of reading from an early age are immense. If you can get a boy into reading it will improve his logical thinking, concentration, discipline, communication skills, grasp of language and, importantly, imbue him with the knowledge that reading can be lots of fun. Numerous studies have found that boys who begin reading at an early age perform far better throughout their academic lives than those who don’t. So what can you actually do to encourage boys to read?

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