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Year 8 English

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Toffeeapple06 Thu 09-Aug-18 18:29:22

Hi my daughter attends a private school and will be going into year 8 in sept
Can anyone recommend any English exercise books please to keep on top of things please ?

TeenTimesTwo Sat 11-Aug-18 13:24:18

Hi. I see you haven't had any replies yet. Is this for the summer or for parallel work in term time? What help does she need? (As in why do you think that whatever the school is doing, that you are paying for, won't be sufficient?)

Toffeeapple06 Sat 11-Aug-18 20:37:30

The Summer holidays are long so I’m looking for recommendations of books so as she can keep on top of things & no particular areas

Synecdoche Sat 11-Aug-18 21:04:19

I'm a secondary school English teacher and tbf I'd just encourage her to read widely - novels, non-fiction (biographies, autobiographies, history books etc of anything she's interested in) magazines, blogs, newspapers, articles online etc. Anything she enjoys. If you want to do 'exercises' perhaps a reading log of some kind with some summaries about the key information/plot points are but don't make it a chore.

MaisyPops Sun 12-Aug-18 16:41:41

Each school will have its own KS3 curriculum.

As another poster has said, encourage her to read widely. Non fiction is often a weaker/under-developed area in my experience. If she is shaky on elements of writing skills then CGP do some workbooks which are worth doing as a refresher.

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