Sometimes it’s hard to know where to look for useful resources. Listed below are a few that you might find helpful.
Practise by testing yourself:
UK Department of Education, QTS Literacy Skills Tests (see downloadable tests on right hand side of page).
QCAA – NAPLAN tests and answers
If you want answers to more recent papers, you can scroll through the Queensland state reports to find them
Technical Writing Skills (Grammar and punctuation):
Technical language skills and reading comprehension tests – IXL
Bristol University ‘Improve Your Writing’ pages.
Purdue University literacy exercises
Reading comprehension and response practice:
Reading comprehension practice with Readtheory.org
Vocabulary, spelling and word usage:
Vocabulary.com Useful vocabulary website, but watch out for differences between American and Australian English https://www.vocabulary.com
VCAA – Academic vocabulary/glossary
Easily confusable words: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/usage/commonly-confused-words
Essay terms (more useful vocabulary)
If you know that spelling is an area of weakness, this is a very useful website: https://howtospell.co.uk
BBC teach is another useful UK site for spelling rules.
SmilingMinds is a free website and may prove useful if you are stressed about the LANTITE test.
If you would like guided and focused literacy support email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
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