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Bond the Secrets of Comprehension: (Bond Guide) [Paperback]

Michellejoy Hughes
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28 Sep 2007 0748784802 978-0340844922 Pmplt New
Bond is the number one series for 11 plus (11+) practice, with nearly 50 years of experience. Written by expert author, Michellejoy Hughes The Secrets of Comprehension focuses on reading comprehension practice, as well as suggest ways to improve comprehension skills. *Follows 3 steps to Comprehension- Building on your child's strengths and weaknesses *Covers the 6 core question types - Ensure your child fully understands the tasks *Monitor progress with answers and tips - Improve scores and understanding with answer sheets *Includes 3 full length 11+ style comprehension papers - helping prepare your child for their exam *Comprehensive parental advice - step-by-step support to help your child achieve 11 plus success For 11 plus advice and other 11 plus practice resources visit www.bond11plus.co.uk.

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  • Paperback: 124 pages
  • Publisher: Nelson Thornes; Pmplt New edition (28 Sep 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0748784802
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340844922
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 21 x 30.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,466 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Bond the Secrets of Comprehension 10 Aug 2014
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Bond, of course, produce many workbooks aimed at helping your child succeed in the 11+ and SATs exams. This is one of the books in the English series, which along with three books of comprehension papers and the various other test papers/workbooks produced by Bond, will help your child to improve their marks in comprehension tests. Of course, comprehension is a difficult area for many children and, even those who do perfectly well at pulling out facts from texts when younger, can struggle to infer things from the text as they get older and questions become less straightforward. This is a fairly hefty read and, if possible, it needs an adult to go through the book with a child and guide them. My only concern about this book is that it tries to do too much - supporting both the 11+, 12+, 13+, Common Entrance, KS3 and KS3 English SATs, it is a little overwhelming until you sit down and discover which parts of the book actually relate to your child and the stage they are currently working at. However, on the plus side, it can be used alongside all the various comprehension books and there are loads of useful tips on how to improve marks.

The introduction to the book concentrates on how to use the book, how it is organised and how you, as a parent, can help. I really recommend reading this yourself before even beginning to use the book with your child as there is so much information contained within the pages. The book then looks at the three steps to comprehension - reading and understanding the text, understanding the questions and evaluating work. Each section is packed with questions, examples and answers are included. However, the middle section also includes two pull out tests, with another available to be downloaded online.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 11plus coming up? Get this! 8 Dec 2012
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Teaching your child maths or verbal reasoning is a doddle as you can see the answers are right or wrong and work on weak areas (ie it is not subjective). Comprehension is tough as we don't really know as parents what is being looked for. If this is the case with you then get this book and the companion exam papers. You get detailed descriptions of what comprehension is all about (a bit wordy at times) and some excellent examples. We found our son improved each time as we could look together at the answers. Definitely not a paper to leave your child to read, you will find it enjoyable to work through together.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Now I understand! 27 Sep 2009
This book gives great guidance in how to really understand why examiners want in comprehension tests. This has given me a lot of help in preparing my daughter for entrance tests. I enjoyed it too myself and learnt so much.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Defo a good buy!! 1 Jun 2014
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A fantastic book! Very helpful indeed. My son's comprehension was quiet weak but after just going through the first section, I've already seen an improvement!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good practise 17 Jan 2013
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I bought this book because my son who is 8 and a good reader needs to discuss inference and other things I don't know how to tackle in the context of a whole book which I haven't read myself. At least with this book you're just working on specific passages but more importantly for me, the answers are included.
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