This 11-plus English book provides preparation for 11 plus exams, common entrance exams and grammar school selection tests.
A good grasp and knowledge of all aspects of English are essential to aid any child in preparing for this important exam.
This book contains 10 tests of 50 questions each based on the requirements of the National Curriculum in English and covering aspects of English detailed below.
Detachable answers and a comprehensive glossary are included.
This is a comprehensive publication making use of a wide variety of texts including adverts, poems and stories. These are the sorts of texts that children may be faced with in their eleven plus exams.
This book gives children a good introduction to the demands of written tests in the safety and security of their own home. No time limit is given for the tests and this allows parents to encourage their child to work through the tests at the child's own pace. The language used is beneficial practice for future tests in verbal reasoning for 11plus exams.
This book contains suitable preparation material for the CEM exam.
As we all know English has a pre-eminent place in education. A high-quality education in English teaches children to speak and write fluently allowing them to communicate their ideas and thoughts to their peers, family or school staff.
Through reading children can access a variety of literature allowing them to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. Your child should be able to read easily, fluently and with good understanding. Try to encourage them to develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and, as is required, for school exams. Reading all sorts of texts will help them to expand their vocabulary.
A vocabulary list for the 11+ can be useful as a good vocabulary is essential for success in the 11+ exam. There are many other lists available on line.
Good comprehension is critical and draws from linguistic knowledge especially in vocabulary and grammar. Your child’s comprehension skills develop through parent/teacher/child discussion as well as from reading a range of stories, poems, fiction and non-fiction.
A detailed knowledge of spelling, vocabulary, grammar, punctuation will greatly improve your child’s chances of success in not only the 11+ but in all areas of the school curriculum.
By the end of year 6 your child is expected to have knowledge of many aspects of English including sentence structure, prefixes, suffixes, how to convert nouns or adjectives into verbs, how to use commas and apostrophes, and they need to be able to find words and their synonym or antonym.
As there is a lot of content to be revised and covered knowledge of all these items will help prepare children for the demands of any eleven plus exam. English tests may also form part of a common entrance exam or a grammar school selection exam..
As with all Learning Together titles we encourage the involvement of parents to explain the answers to the child. Parental support is crucial to a child's success in their schoolwork.
Preparing for the elevenplus exams or common entrance exams is no different
**The content of these tests may vary depending on the Local Education Authority or school.**