Grammar Survival: A Teacher's Toolkit by Geoff Barton

By Geoff Barton

Is instructing grammar an uphill fight? Do you discover educating complicated sentences or comma use a frightening prospect?

Focusing on what you want to recognize within the lecture room, Grammar Survival provides you with the basic wisdom and instruments you’ll have to educate grammar successfully. This moment version has been up-to-date and restructured to mirror the revised Framework for English, and ten new sections were additional together with find out how to generate principles, increase viewpoints, enhance vocabulary, educate spelling and construct examining abilities. This ebook includes:

    • over 40 separate grammar themes together with idea and practice
    • clear examples throughout
    • teaching tricks and concepts for the classroom
    • practical feedback for homework.

Entertaining and functional, this booklet is perfect for busy newly certified and training lecturers seeking to enhance either their scholars’ and their very own knowing of grammar.

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Some were big and some were small but some were smelly. I had an ice cream and I fell over. Set pupils the challenge of making the two texts more interesting by using some subordinating connectives: as because unless until after when although where since if while in order to rather than Remind pupils that that some of these connectives may work at the start of sentences as well as in the middle. Remember that at this stage we want pupils to explore the effect and to build their own language confidence, so respond positively to new sentences.

PRACTICE How to teach commas 51 3469 T+F Grammar Survival 2e:Layout 2 Writing conventions and structures THEORY 52 11/11/09 14:26 Page 52 WRITING How to teach speech punctuation Speech punctuation has various conventions that pupils need to learn in order to write dialogue that is accurate. It is easy to over-complicate the topic, leaving pupils bewildered. So here are five essential ingredients of speech punctuation. 1 Use speech marks around the words that a person says: “Hello,” said Nicholas.

I suggest you do this in the broader context of how to use quotations. PRACTICE How to teach colons 55 3469 T+F Grammar Survival 2e:Layout 2 Writing conventions and structures THEORY 56 11/11/09 14:26 Page 56 WRITING How to teach semi-colons George Orwell was famously dismissive of semi-colons. In fact, he wrote a novel (Coming Up for Air) without using any. I’ve always found semi-colons really helpful for adding shades of subtlety to writing. Somewhere between the strength of a full stop and a comma, they can separate phrases and clauses that are linked in their meaning.

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