Jackie's letter

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Click the picture to watch a clip of Jackie writing her letter to John.


12 short words make up a quarter of written English:

the   of   and   a   in   to   it   is   to   was   I   for

Learning to spot common short words gives you a head start with any reading.

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Jackie's letter worksheet

Spot these 3 words in Jackie's letter: 'you', 'and', 'I'.

Print out and play the 'Jackie's letter activity'.

Print out the 'Jackie's letter answersheet'.


Watch a clip of Jackie in an adult literacy class.

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