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How do you to teach Skimming and Scanning?

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#teammagicalmaths @jo_c_gray Skimming and Scanning Skimming and scanning are specific speed-reading techniques, which enable you to read a vast amount of material very rapidly. these two skills can be extremely useful when grasped yet quite tricky to teach. Skimming and Scanning are two

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Take a look at the Top 6 hidden words in picture puzzle

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Hidden words in picture puzzle Now these hidden word puzzles have been a massive hit on the web and people have enjoyed finding the missing words in these pictures and sharing them on their social networks. Therefore, why not share

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Develop the art of story telling by understanding how telling a story affects the brain! WOW!

How does story telling affect the brain

The art of story telling I came across this info graphic on twitter and have shared it with all my followers and the feedback has been immense. I always love starting a lesson or the day with a story of

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Have you seen the top 5 funny grammar mistakes! A must see & share! >> LOL

Common Grammar Mistakes As an educator good grammar is paramount! The irony is most teachers, including me, will sometimes overlook this fundamental concept. It is worth noting that it should be the responsibility of teachers of all subjects to promote

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Calling all English teachers! The Top 10 funny puns in the world! The second is the best bad pun!

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Pun Definition A Pun is “a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word” or “the fact that there are words which sound a like but have several meanings”. Funny Puns Everyone likes a funny pun, so here is

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Take a look at “Engaging Eyes” >> A way in which to help with struggling readers!!

Guestblogger: @EngagingEyes Are you worried about how your child or pupil’s will do in the SATs reading test on Monday? Are you worried they won’t read it carefully, or won’t finish on time? SATs is the only formal way we test

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Have you seen this innovative new adventure iBook for iPad to support maths in Early Years KS1?

Guest Blogger: Chris Dunn @ShrekTheTeacher Tiny Bob’s Adventurous Counting has been written creatively to support maths in Early Years and Key Stage 1. It’s a very interactive book on Apple’s iBooks store, and can be used on any iPad or Mac computer…

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Top 5 reasons why English is so much fun to learn, #smh!

English is such an amazing language to learn but arguably one of the most difficult to get your head around. Below are the top 5 reasons why English is so much fun to learn. Please note that the title of

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Top 20 ways to show that English is the most difficult language to learn, Agree?

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Top 20 ways to show that English is the most difficult language to learn, Agree? English is spoken in many countries around the world and remains one of the most popular language to learn. Or does it? From the examples

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Take this quiz to find out which revision methods are most suitable for you.

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Take this quiz to find out which revision methods are most suitable for you. Hello Magical Maths users. Do you ever feel that your students’ revision methods are not enough? Do you feel that what they are doing can only

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Why spell checkers are a complete waste of time! Brilliant!

Why spell checkers are a complete waste of time! Brilliant! This is a great poem showing how as learners we can get to dependent on spell checkers.

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21 reasons why English is hard to learn!

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Difficult English Words Have you ever wondered why learning English  is difficult but yet pupils in UK schools never complain about the difficult English words that they need to remember. Yet, when it comes to learning a new language many

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What is Visual Literacy?

Visual literacy is the ability to interpret, negotiate, and make meaning from information presented in the form of an image, extending the meaning of literacy, which commonly signifies interpretation of a written or printed text. Visual literacy is based on

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