Approximately 300 plus pages
Teach your child to write good English is the essential guide for all students wanting to develop their literacy skills and improve their grades in English assignments and examinations. The three-book box set combines Creative Story Writing, Learning Persuasive Writing and Argument and Information Writing. Together they provide a course that will teach your child to write and develop his or her own ideas, satisfying the requirements of the National Curriculum. These books will enable the child to gain top grades. Teach your child to write good English has been written by an experienced teacher and tutor, with the needs of children in mind. Teach your child to write good English box set is specifically targeted at Key Stage 2 and 3 (ages 8-14 years). However, it provides a useful aid for students taking GCSE at foundation level. It contains material suitable for SATS examinations, for those taking 11+ entrance exams and for students learning English as a foreign language.
Book 1: Creative Story Writing guides the student through the story writing process, as if they had a tutor by their side. This book is designed to help the child think up ideas, providing starting points and guidelines on structuring and organizing their writing. Creative Story Writing teaches the rudiments of story writing. It teaches the child to plan stories with an introduction, building up events to create suspense in the middle paragraph and winding up the plot with a good ending. There is emphasis on building up characters and settings.
Book 2: Learning Persuasive Writing and Argument will enable the student to practice different aspects of writing: letters, leaflets, brochures and newspaper articles for example. The book also sets out how to write a well-balanced argument. It teaches the pupil how to structure their writing, putting forward a point of view, backing it up with convincing evidence, building up a relevant counter argument and knocking it down, as well as, putting forward their own comments and opinions. It focuses on discursive writing enabling the pupil to examine points for and against in a variety of subjects suitable for older children and teenage readers, healthy eating, fashion, social issues and many more. It includes a lively collection of writings, poems and a play to inspire the pupil. These are designed as starting points, ideal for the pupil who finds it difficult to think up ideas for writing, challenging them to recreate their own persuasive pieces.
Book 3: Information Writing teaches the child to recognize the difference between facts and opinions. It concentrates on different aspects of information writing required by the National Curriculum, including writing to advise, to inform, to explain, analyse, review and comment, giving examples. It teaches the child how a newspaper article is structured, how to write formal and informal letters, diaries, police reports, e-mails, autobiographies, interviews, book reviews and many more.
In each book, attention is given to making writing more interesting by varying sentence types and the importance of using good spelling, punctuation and grammar. The student will investigate writing for the appropriate audience and using different narrative structures. They will learn to evoke mood and atmosphere by using good vocabulary. In addition to this the set teaches organisational and literary devices in writing, including, figurative language, emotive words, repetition and connectives. They will learn to evoke mood and atmosphere by using good vocabulary. In addition to this the set teaches organisational and literary devices in writing, including, figurative language, emotive words, repetition and connectives. They will learn vital writing skills that will assist their studies in other areas of the curriculum. Teach your child to write good English includes an exciting range of model answers and sample texts written by children and provides practice questions to test them. The set is packed with vital hints and tips to enable the pupil to gain top grades.