Help with English Language and English Literature
Children's English is a constant worry for parents,
and it causes concern on several fronts:
To add to the range of challenges, Key Stage assessments test
and GCSEs and A Levels often include
I have lectured to degree level in 20th century poetry, drama
and novels and I am a globally-published author of fiction and non-fiction books for children and teens.
With engaging artwork by Toni Goffe, my picture book Fisherman
Fred is the sort of thing that gets children reading! After much
experiment, Fred has found the best words for his sign -
To keep pupils reading (and writing and *spelling) though the junior
years, there's my gruesome novella The Gibleteers, which I sometimes read as guest author in schools.
children and teens with exams, or visit my home page for more about
me and my publications. Youngsters like being taught by an author!
for personal help with literature and literacy. I'll also consider calling
on pupils in Sheringham, Cromer, Norwich and Broadland.
where I was born with a stick of chalk in my hand! Many years on,
supporting children and teens remains my top priority.
Please feel free to get in touch
English as a Foreign Language (EFL) textbooks
First Certificate Testbuilder Certificate in Advanced English Practice Tests
+ Here's a tip to help youngsters with spelling:
Don't present them with 'bogey' pairs like 'there' and 'their.' That's ok for testing, not teaching.
Instead, look at pairs like 'here' and 'there' or families of words like ear, hear and heard.