• Welcome!

    Hello and welcome to my blog. Here you'll find there are many ways to navigate through the postings. Try the new tag cloud below; or search by a key word (top right); or you can just follow the links at the top and bottom of every posting. For example, clicking on 'resources' in the tag cloud will give you all the downloads on this site.

    Clicking on the title of any posting will give you a feedback form for any comments that you'd care to leave and it will also expand the posting to its full form.

    Oh, and there's always the guestbook ;) [the link on the tab the top]

    I hope you enjoy the blog and find something useful, informative or entertaining.

    Andrew :)
  • My Calendar

  • Click the red rectangle below for a visitor map

  • My Feed

    Click to subscribe
  • Pages

  • Past Postings

  • Meta


DCP 1521aHere, as promised, is the PowerPoint from my session at our recent Regional English Conference.This is an annual event hosted in Doncaster to support the teaching of English in the north east of England.

For those of you unable to attend, it was another excellent event chock full of ideas for teaching English. There were brilliant sessions from Tara and Catherine on Writing to Describe; Charlotte on supporting ‘radical readers’; and Joy, Beth, Judith and Audrey gave us an amazing range of active strategies for teaching poetry.

Below is the link to download my notes on teaching deduction and inference in reading.

Teaching Deduction and Inference.ppt

I shall add copies of the resources that I used as part of the session soon. Check back to this blog in a few days for more!

Oh, and the tree? Well, that was our plenary activity. I’d assembled a few prunings in a pot at the front of the conference venue. At the end of the session, delegates wrote ideas on cut-out leaf shapes and were invited to add them to the bare branches. As you can see, those teaching ideas are blossoming in Doncaster!

2 Responses

  1. Great website- very helpful; some great ideas and resources. Thankyou very much for sharing the fruits of your hard work

    • Thank you for the feedback Ben. I’m glad you like the site. You know, it still knocks me out that ideas and resources from my classroom can find there way to the other side of the world: shrinking planet indeed!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: