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The Essential Guide to SPaG in the Primary Classroom
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The Essential Guide to SPaG in the Primary Classroom



February 2020 | 200 pages | Learning Matters
Are your students struggling to know their 'determiners' from their 'prepositions'?  Are they struggling with word classes, phrases and clauses? 

This book is here to help by:

Giving them what they need to know to teach all areas of primary grammar
Explaining what's good to know to support more able children
Outlining what good teaching of each part of grammar looks like in the classroom 
Suggesting classroom activities for all areas of the SPaG curriculum

Also included is a section on the new SPaG test.
 
1. WHAT IS GRAMMAR?
 
2. STANDARD ENGLISH
 
3. DIALECT AND ACCENT
 
4. FORMAL AND INFORMAL LANGUAGE
 
5. PREFIXES
 
6. SUFFIXES
 
7. COMPOUND WORDS
 
8. PLURALS
 
9. WORD CLASSES
 
10. NOUNS
 
11. VERBS
 
12. ADJECTIVES
 
13. ADVERBS
 
14. PRONOUNS
 
15. PREPOSITIONS
 
16. DETERMINERS/ARTICLES
 
17. CONJUNCTIONS
 
18. SYNONYMS AND ANTONYMS
 
19. SPELLING
 
20. HOW TO LEARN A SPELLING
 
21. PHONICS AND SPELLING
 
22. HOMOPHONES, HOMOGRAPHS AND HOMONYMS
 
23. PHRASES AND CLAUSES
 
24. SENTENCES
 
25. PARAGRAPHS
 
26. PUNCTUATION
 
27. APOSTROPHES
 
28. BRINGING WRITING TOGETHER: COHESION AND AMBIGUITY
 
29. THE SPAG TEST

I cannot praise this book enough this is a wonderful reassuring book which would help anyone plan learning and confirm their understanding. Good font size and design. This is one of the best on this subject I have read this year.

Suzanne Clarke
Care, Health & Early Years, Cambridge Regional College
March 13, 2020

A great book with practical solutions to support teachers in the classroom, we particularly liked the spelling chapter to support those with dyslexia.

Mrs Jan Beechey
Education and Training, Dyslexia Action
October 1, 2020

This book is very accessible to students and follows key terminology featured in the national curriculum. It has useful explanations and examples of different grammatical terms and some good ideas about how to teach such language features in the classroom. Giving examples of texts that could be used to teach such language features would have been an added bonus.

Miss Hannah Chasteauneuf
Faculty of Education, Brighton University
March 11, 2020