This book offers a whole school approach to the teaching of grammar and punctuation. 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; a pplication 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.
Teach - grammar is taught through quality texts and modelled writing Practise - skills are practised through short games and activities Apply - writing is worked upon and improved through proof reading and editing
Through the teaching sequence suggested and practical suggestions made, grammar can be taught in a way that is both relevant and interesting to children in the modern day classroom.