11+ English exercises for home
September 11, 2015
- Keep a diary during the holidays.
- Ask your child to write shopping lists.
- When reading with your child, be ready to discuss the meaning of the story or the passage, answering who, where, when, what and why?
- When on holiday, make up quick story plans by just asking: where, when, who, what, how?
- Avoid cliché endings in story telling: 'it was all a dream’, ‘happily ever after’.
- Think of situations and discuss how you would react emotionally to them.
- Find adjectives to go with animals in alphabetical order: an alert aardvark; a boastful bear; a cunning cheetah.
- Take it in turn to find synonyms for common words: little; tiny; small…
- Play the game where you think up one sentence of a story and go round the family and each person adds just one sentence (or one word per person) to build a story.
- Play Boggle!
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