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Grammar First Aid for Primary Teachers
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Grammar First Aid for Primary Teachers



September 2020 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Where are the connectives? Where are the gerunds? What are interjections?
What is meant by 'perfect tense'? What on earth is this thing called a subjunctive? 
How are teachers supposed to teach hyphens and semi-colons when many children are still struggling to put their full stops and commas in the correct places?

Need some grammar 'first aid'?  This book is here to help.
 
Introduction
 
Part 1 The Basics: Building on KS1 and EYFS
 
1.1 Words
 
1.2 Sentences, texts and punctuation
 
Part 2 Teaching grammar in years 3 and 4
 
2.1 A Framework for teaching the Year 3/4 statutory requirements
 
2.2 Extending the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although
 
2.3 Using the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the past tense
 
2.4 Choosing nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion and to avoid repetition
 
2.5 Using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause
 
2.6 Using fronted adverbials and Using commas after fronted adverbials
 
2.7 Year 3 and 4 punctuation
 
Part 3 Teaching grammar in years 5 and 6
 
3.1 The Y5/6 statutory requirements
 
3.2 Recognising vocabulary and structures that are appropriate for formal speech and writing, including subjunctive forms
 
3.3 Using passive verbs to affect the presentation of information in a sentence
 
3.4 Using the perfect form of verbs to mark relationships of time and cause
 
3.5 Using expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely
 
3.6 Using modal verbs or adverbs to indicate degrees of possibility
 
3.7 Using relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose, that or using an implied (i.e. omitted) pronoun
 
3.8 Year 5 and 6 punctuation
 
Part 4 You’ve taught it but have they learnt it?
 
Finding Examples in Reading - Book list
 
A glossary of terms

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