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Developing Reading Comprehension Skills Series

Classic Poetry: Years 5-6 is the second book in the Developing Reading Comprehension Skills series. It contains twelve classic poems. Each poem is accompanied by eight sets of questions based on the Key Stage Two Reading Content Domains. Classic poems give the reader a window into the past, to another time or another place, while… Continue reading Developing Reading Comprehension Skills Series

Article, Book Review, Picture Books, Reading

Whole School Picture Book Ideas for World Book Day 2021

I’m pleased to have been asked by True Education Partnerships to write an article about picture books that can be shared with the whole school on World Book Day (or any day). There are so many wonderful stories to choose from. I've selected four books that build empathy, inspire, and bring people together. Please visit… Continue reading Whole School Picture Book Ideas for World Book Day 2021

Article, Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction, Reading

Fantastic Festive Books for Children

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the school Christmas break is almost upon us. That means lots of times for resting, relaxing and reading! What could be better than settling down with some fantastic festive stories? Reading together is a special way for families to connect and create memories.  With fewer events… Continue reading Fantastic Festive Books for Children

Article, English Teaching, Reading

Developing Reading Comprehension Skills: Classic Children’s Literature, Years 5-6 by Kate Heap

I’m thrilled to introduce my first reading comprehension book for children in Key Stage Two. This resource for teachers and parents introduces children to a variety of texts from the world of classic children’s literature. They are given opportunities to tackle more complex vocabulary, develop endurance for longer passages and practise each of the eight… Continue reading Developing Reading Comprehension Skills: Classic Children’s Literature, Years 5-6 by Kate Heap

Article, Reading

Stories for Remembrance

I'm delighted to have been asked by True Education Partnerships to write an article about books to commemorate Remembrance Day. There are so many wonderful stories to choose from. Please visit the True Education Partnerships website to read the article: https://www.trueeducationpartnerships.com/schools/stories-to-mark-remembrance-day-schools/ Click on the covers below to find out more or purchase on-line from Amazon.

Article, Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction, Reading

Brilliant Books for Autumn

The air is crisp, leaves are falling and nights are drawing in. Autumn is the perfect time to curl up with a good book. I'm really pleased to have written an article for True Education Partnerships with five fantastic books for Autumn! Follow the link to read the article: https://www.trueeducationpartnerships.com/schools/five-brilliant-books-for-autumn/ Click on the covers below… Continue reading Brilliant Books for Autumn

Article, Reading

5 FANTASTIC BOOKS TO DEVELOP EMPATHY IN CHILDREN

In 2017, Empathy Lab founded Empathy Day. This year, developing empathy is more important than ever as the entire world is living through incredibly challenging times. In order to support and care for each other, we need to build up our empathy skills. I have written an article about books that develop empathy for Barrington Stoke publishers and… Continue reading 5 FANTASTIC BOOKS TO DEVELOP EMPATHY IN CHILDREN

Article, Reading

Books to Build Resilience

We've just recognised Mental Health Awareness Week (18 - 24 May 2020) and I'm pleased to have been able to write an article for True Education Partnerships about my recommendations for books to help build resilience in children. They are all gorgeous books and so lovely to share with your children. Follow the link to… Continue reading Books to Build Resilience