You can use to improve your literacy skills. Just click on the menus in the skills lists and you can go through the skills you need, one at a time, and test yourself as you go along.

Best of all, because the skills are numbered, you always know where you are, whether you’re accessing the site at school in a literacy lesson, in the workplace when you’re on a break, or at home on your phone or laptop.

You can also work at your own pace. We always have a quick explanation if you’re in a hurry or just want to find out which skill you should start from. Then we go on to more detailed explanations and things to do.

Here’s what the emojis mean:

🏁 The chequered flag on our pages means it’s just a short explanation for people who understand things quickly and want to move on to the exercises.

🔆 The sun emoji is where we give you a bit more feedback and encouragement to carry on making more progress through the skills!

🚦The traffic light means it’s a slightly longer explanation for people who want more information and examples.

🎯  📝 These ones mean it’s an exercise that it’s best to write out to check you’ve understood something, and to help you remember it.

✅ This one means it’s where you can find the corrections to any written exercises.

⬇️ This one tells you the answer to the exercise is further on down the page.

🎯 💻 These emojis are next to links to exercises that have been checked and work with PC’s. Many of these sites will give you scores, so you can check your understanding and progress.

🎯 📲 These ones mean the links to online exercises have also been checked for use with smartphones and tablets.

🎓 This symbol is next to a more detailed explanation, if you want to extend your understanding of something. It’s also where we put the more technical jargon that surrounds literacy and grammar, so we can keep the shorter explanations more accessible and easier to remember.

Lastly, why does the site have pictures of cars, animals and robots?! It’s a visual memory thing. If you can remember an image, you are more likely to remember the information that goes with it. So if you struggle to remember the rules to use there/there/their and they’re, then when you’ve read it a few times, an image might help you remember them more easily!


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