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Articles by Helly Douglas

Helly Douglas is a UK writer and teacher, specialising in education, children, and parenting. She loves making the complex seem simple through blogs, articles, and curriculum content. You can check out her work at hellydouglas.com or connect on Twitter. When she’s not writing, you will find her in a classroom, being a mum or battling against the wilderness of her garden - the garden is winning!

3 Effective Strategies to Help Students Expand Their Sentences

3 Effective Strategies to Help Students Expand Their Sentences

Are your students relying on the same simple sentences for every piece of writing? Teach them effective ways to expand their sentences. You'll boost grades and improve writing abilities.

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How to Use Alt Text to Boost SEO and Rank in Google

How to Use Alt Text to Boost SEO and Rank in Google

What is alt text and why is it an essential technique for ranking in Google search engine results? Find a simple explanation and useful examples in this 101 beginner's guide.

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9 Ideas to Improve Student Spelling in Your Classroom

9 Ideas to Improve Student Spelling in Your Classroom

Children don't just naturally pick up correct spelling. Use these 9 practical ideas to evaluate your current teaching and make small changes to maximise improvement in your classroom.

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How to Use Writing Technology to Support Students With Dyslexia

How to Use Writing Technology to Support Students With Dyslexia

Looking for new writing technology to support your dyslexic students? Are you meeting their needs in your classroom? Find out more about the most popular products on the market.

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7 Pro Tips for Successful Content Writer Client Meetings

7 Pro Tips for Successful Content Writer Client Meetings

Daunted by the idea of a meeting clients? It’s an essential part of being a professional freelance writer. We share seven pro tips to help you plan and run a successful meeting every time.

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How to Become a Ghostwriter (and Why It's a Lucrative Choice)

How to Become a Ghostwriter (and Why It's a Lucrative Choice)

Interested in becoming a ghostwriter? Wondering how ghostwriting differs from other content writing? This essential guide has everything you need to get started.

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The Best Middle Grade Books Your Classroom Needs

The Best Middle Grade Books Your Classroom Needs

Always recommending the same few authors to your middle-grade readers? Discover these new releases, issue-driven stories, and classic reads every school library needs.

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How to Write from a Child's Point of View

How to Write from a Child's Point of View

Capturing the voice of a child is challenging in fiction writing. Use these simple tips and techniques to help you write convincingly from a child's perspective.

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7 Ideas to Reinvigorate Your Tired Blog Posts

7 Ideas to Reinvigorate Your Tired Blog Posts

Bored of blogging? Fed up of churning out the same topics every week? We've got 7 ideas to help reinvigorate your stale blog posts.

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What Is Microlearning and How Can It Improve Student Writing Outcomes?

What Is Microlearning and How Can It Improve Student Writing Outcomes?

What is a microlearning approach and how can you use it to improve student writing outcomes? Explore how this eLearning trend can work in your classroom.

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How to Write a Successful PhD Proposal

How to Write a Successful PhD Proposal

Want to start a PhD? Check out our essential guide to writing a PhD proposal that gets you noticed for all the right reasons. We'll explain everything you need to be successful.

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8 Newbie Hacks to Establish Yourself as an Experienced Writer

8 Newbie Hacks to Establish Yourself as an Experienced Writer

Are you giving out the warning signs that you’re a new writer? Worried that everyone seems more experienced than you? We share 8 easy ways to present yourself as a credible writer when you're just starting out.

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9 Ways to Make Teaching Punctuation Fun

9 Ways to Make Teaching Punctuation Fun

Think teaching punctuation is boring? It doesn't have to be! In this article, we share nine great ideas to get your class enjoying learning and punctuating perfectly.

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7 Steps to Starting a School Newspaper

7 Steps to Starting a School Newspaper

Are you thinking of setting up a school newspaper but worried about the added workload it brings? We share 7 essential tips to help you successfully launch a newspaper without sacrificing your free time.

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How to Teach Reading: Whole Novel vs Extract Texts

How to Teach Reading: Whole Novel vs Extract Texts

Still teaching reading with text extracts? Here's why you need to start using whole novels in your classroom. We've got 7 creative ideas to help you get it right.

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