The nights are growing longer, the leaves are turning orange and brown, the wind is getting colder and the routine of school and 11+ preparation is now back in full swing. Halloween and the 11+ might not seem like they have a lot of common ground, but the changing season might in fact be a great opportunity to inspire your child’s reading. Here are some our top picks for October reading.
The 11+ comprehension involves a short passage of text followed by a number of questions. Students are expected to read and understand the passage in order to answer these questions correctly. Therefore, strong comprehension abilities are a must! So what helps a child better understand what they read?
Here are seven of our top tips to help improve your child’s reading comprehension.
Christmas is just around the corner and although school may be on pause for a couple of weeks, 11+ preparation is likely to be continuing in earnest. ElevenPlusExams has put together a list of some of our top recommendations for educational gifts for the festive period, ideal for 11+ candidates looking to decompress from their usual lessons and revision sessions while continuing to build those core exam skills.
In most cases, the answer to “what should my child be reading” is a fairly obvious one: whatever they can be persuaded to! However, if your child is a moderately keen reader and is looking to take the next steps in improving their vocabulary, there are a few essential books they can add to their library.
We have compiled a selection of some of our favourite classic texts for years 3 to 5.
“If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.” – Roald Dahl Yesterday was World Book Day, the annual celebration of authors, books and the love of reading. Celebrations may have …
The content and difficulty level of 11+ English comprehension exercises can vary considerably. Although most children will have encountered reading comprehensions as a part of the national curriculum, during their 11+ exam they are expected to read and work to …