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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:42 pm 
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Hi,
DS is sitting Essex this Sept and English is definitely his weakest. I know they have a very tough comprehension but in recent years there seems to have been a greater focus on questions involving punctuation, grammar & spelling.

Spelling is pretty disastrous (thought he was dyslexic for years it was that bad, turns out he has very significant visual memory problems but bright in all processing areas so has learnt to compensate...another story).

Anyway I am looking for LOTS of punctuation and grammar practice either through books or websites. Although I have First Aid and Susan Daughtrey - they only have limited exercises and I would like more.

Does anybody have any ideas? Thanks


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:10 pm 
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Hi we looked at First Aid in English but we felt it was too dry and boring for a 9/10 year old. However we came across the Usborne Guide to Better English - Grammar, spelling and punctuation. it is cartoonish, but informative and my son liked the look of it and it did the job re grammar and punctuation. His spelling is Ok ish so we didn't really do much with the spelling section. Best of luck


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:33 pm 
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Thank you - that does look great. I have ordered it.
PS. First Aid a walk in the park compared to Susan Daughtrey...insane number of rules, very methodical but too much for my 10yr old.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:28 pm 
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I agree with Copella. That's the book I use with students and Dcv as it's easy to understand and not daunting. Could have a bit more white space on the page but at least it is interesting for children to look at and gets them interested.


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