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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!

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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What Is Slow Writing and How Can You Use It in Your Classroom?

What Is Slow Writing and How Can You Use It in Your Classroom?

Slow Writing is the simple way to banish boring creative writing. We explain how it works, share examples, and outline the benefits you'll see in your classroom.

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Your Essential Guide to Teaching Narrative Writing

Your Essential Guide to Teaching Narrative Writing

Teaching narrative writing in high school? Find out how to make your lessons engaging and boost written outcomes with this essential guide.

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6 Modelled Writing Strategies for Your Classroom

6 Modelled Writing Strategies for Your Classroom

Don't expect your students to automatically know what good writing looks like. Find out how modelled writing can help them see exactly what you want with this essential teacher's guide.

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Correct Grammar: How to Use Who and Whom in Sentences

Correct Grammar: How to Use Who and Whom in Sentences

Who vs whom: Learn which one you need with this simple grammar guide. Includes examples and definitions.

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7 Creative Ways to Foster a Love of Reading in Your Students

7 Creative Ways to Foster a Love of Reading in Your Students

Are you struggling to get students in your class to love reading for pleasure? These simple ideas will help you embed a culture of reading and raise the profile of books in your school.

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Why Your First Idea Is Never Your Best: Developing Amazing Writing Ideas

Why Your First Idea Is Never Your Best: Developing Amazing Writing Ideas

Sticking with your first writing idea can cause problems later. Find out effective ways to generate and develop better ideas to transform your writing.

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10 Quick and Clever Ways to Repurpose Your Blog Posts

10 Quick and Clever Ways to Repurpose Your Blog Posts

Save countless hours drafting new blog posts by reusing your existing content. Drive organic search engine traffic to your website with these 10 simple and creative ways to repurpose the content you already have.

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Advisor vs Adviser: Which Spelling Is Correct?

Advisor vs Adviser: Which Spelling Is Correct?

Do you need to use 'advisor' or 'adviser' in your writing? This guide contains definitions and examples to explain the difference.

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Which vs That: How to Choose Which One to Use in Your Writing

Which vs That: How to Choose Which One to Use in Your Writing

Which vs That: Do you know which one to use? Find out with this simple guide to using restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses. Essential grammar made easy!

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Essential Poetry: What’s the Difference Between Enjambment and Caesura?

Essential Poetry: What’s the Difference Between Enjambment and Caesura?

Exploring poetry techniques: find out how and why poets use caesura and enjambment. This simple guide includes definitions, use, and famous examples from literature.

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How to Use Caricature in Writing: Definition, Use, Examples

How to Use Caricature in Writing: Definition, Use, Examples

Learn everything you need to know about caricature. This comprehensive explanation comes complete with examples and definition. Perfect for writers, students, and educators alike.

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7 Tricks to Transform Your Mailing List Sign-Up Rate Overnight

7 Tricks to Transform Your Mailing List Sign-Up Rate Overnight

Struggling to get your ideal client signing up to your mailing list? Use these 7 simple tricks to snowball your success rate overnight.

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How to Teach Students About Using Double Negatives

How to Teach Students About Using Double Negatives

Does your class use double negatives in their writing? Find out more about common errors and why they cost students marks in exams.

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Simile vs Metaphor: What's the Difference?

Simile vs Metaphor: What's the Difference?

Confused by similes and metaphors? Find out the difference, along with common mistakes to avoid when using them in your writing.

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