Author: Matilda Rose, M. J. Bromley
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
**An Amazon bestseller** SPaG Book is the perfect companion for teachers of spelling, punctuation, and grammar...and now the National Curriculum and Ofsted consider EVERY teacher to be a teacher of literacy, that means you! Whether you're a grammar novice who doesn't know his adverbs from his elbow, or an expert English teacher who never splits his infinitives, this book has something for you. It explains the role SPaG has to play in the primary and secondary curricular, from EYFS to A Level. It explains what the SPaG assessment criteria means in practice. And it shares advice and ideas on what to teach and how to teach it. SPaG Book is also your one-stop-shop for checking spelling, punctuation, and grammar rules. It answers all those thorny questions about how to spell commonly mis-spelt words, how to use semi-colons, and how to avoid dangling your participles or ending your sentences with prepositions. This book also has a brief history of the English language which explains why English is such a wonderful (and difficult) language to master. The SPaG Book also has an appendix with subject spelling lists to help you build a bank of key words to display on your classroom wall.
Author: CGP Books, Richard Parsons
Publisher: Co-Ordination Group Publications
KS2 English Writing Buster - Fiction Writing - Book 2
Author: Pie Corbett, Julia Strong
Fully updated to help teachers deal with the new 2016 Grammar Tests, this second edition presents a collection of simple to use, multi-sensory games and activities that will jumpstart pupils’ understanding of grammar in action It includes coverage of the subjunctive and past progressive, selecting which tense is the most definite, identifying when a word is used as a subordinating conjunction/preposition, explaining how a comma can change meaning, and an increased emphasis on the passive. Jumpstart! Grammar will prepare children for any grammar tests on the horizon in an engaging way so that they love playing with words and spinning sentences to make ideas dance. And, of course, they will be able to name the parts if that is what is required. Fun games will focus first on helping children hear the difference various types of grammar can make followed by activities to help them understand what different effects you can create with grammar. Technical terms will only be introduced once the children have established what the various features can do, with a particular focus on those terms that really help children discuss what makes language coherent and effective. This indispensable, practical book celebrates the joys of language and coherent expression; of finding just the right words or phrases to express what you want to say.
This book offers a whole school approach to the teaching of grammar and punctuation that is fully matched to the demands of the English grammar and punctuation test and the new curriculum. With the shift towards elegant, well-constructed sentences, it offers the busy teacher three simple steps to motivate and engage children, through: • explicit teaching and modelling; • over forty practical games and activities; • application and improvement within editing and proof reading. This book draws on recent research but also is based on many years of classroom practice and a number of case studies. Practical examples develop teachers' understanding of grammatical terms and progression and show how it is possible to have a significant impact on vocabulary, sentence structure and children's writing in general. A balance is found where skills are explicitly taught but within the context of an exciting and interesting curriculum.
A Creative Approach to Teaching Spelling will help teachers address the spelling targets of the new English curriculum and can also be used to support and enhance the growing range of phonic based spelling programmes currently used within schools. It provides a basic summary of the major developments in the teaching of spelling over the last 40 years and outlines current research and approaches. The renewed emphasis on phonic knowledge as a key element of all reading and spelling programmes is highlighted, as are those additional complimentary approaches to teaching spelling that are supported by current research. The games and activities will help to develop and embed children's phonological awareness, phonic knowledge and auditory memory.
Trainee and beginning teachers often find the teaching of grammar, punctuation and spelling especially challenging as they are not confident in their own knowledge. This popular text explores and provides the subject knowledge you will need to teach grammar, punctuation and spelling and gives guidance on how to teach it. The text is really accessible and includes lots of examples and teaching ideas, enabling you to approach teaching with ease. Detailed examples of effective lessons show you how to engage children’s interest in some of the more formal aspects of writing and throughout, activities and practical examples demonstrate how you can translate this learning into the classroom. This second edition has been updated in line with the new National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2. A new chapter is included to explore the national SPAG tests in primary schools. The tests are explained and advice on how to approach them is included. The text will enable you to teach grammar, punctuation and spelling effectively supporting your class in all their writing, across the primary curriculum.
Author: Matilda Rose, M. J. Bromley
Outstanding Literacy is the follow-up to the best-selling SPaG Book. In SPaG Book, Matilda Rose took us on a whistlestop tour of the English language and transported us back in time to explore the history of grammar teaching in England's schools. She then brought us bang up to date with a detailed analysis of the way in which spelling, punctuation, and grammar are taught and assessed in schools today. In this book, Rose gets to grips with the thorny issue of Literacy Across the Curriculum. She offers a convincing argument that literacy is a matter for every teacher not just teachers of English, and shares a range of strategies for teaching the three strands of literacy: speaking and listening; reading; and writing. Once again, Rose combines a perfect blend of theory and practice, offering something for everyone.