Lessons in Teaching Grammar in Primary Schools
- Suzanne Horton - Worcester University
- Branwen Bingle - University of Greenwich, UK
Lessons in Teaching
Elementary Language Arts | Literacy | Primary English
Outstanding grammar lessons are not about teaching children the mechanics of grammar but fostering a curiosity about language, words and clauses when explored within a meaningful context. This book offers practical ideas and lesson plans to help you plan and teach lessons that motivate, engage and inspire pupils to use grammar accurately and creatively to produce writing that is fluid, cohesive and purposeful. It will also help you to teach grammar confidently and effectively by addressing your own grammar questions and providing essential subject knowledge. The lesson ideas have all been tried and tested in the classroom, and you can adapt the lessons to teach other aspects of grammar or change the focus of the learning objective to reflect the needs of your classroom. Did you know that this book is part of the Lessons in Teaching series?
Table of Contents What is Grammar? / Grammar in context / Year 1: Teaching Sentence Demarcation / Year 2: Teaching Conjunctions / Year 3: Teaching Direct Speech / Year 3: Using the Perfect Tense / Year 4: Teaching adverbial phrases / Year 4: Teaching the Difference between the Plural and Possessive -s / Year 5: Teaching Modal Verbs / Year 5: Teaching Expanded Noun Phrases / Year 6: Using the Subjunctive Form in Speech / Year 6: Using the Passive Voice / Moving On / Glossary of Terms
WHAT IS THE LESSONS IN TEACHING SERIES?
Suitable for any teacher at any stage of their career, the books in this series are packed with great ideas for teaching engaging, outstanding lessons in your primary classroom. The Companion Website accompanying the series includes extra resources including tips, lesson starters, videos and Pinterest boards. Books in this series: Lessons in Teaching Grammar in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Computing in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Number and Place Value in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Reading Comprehension in Primary Schools, Lesson in Teaching Phonics in Primary Schools
Includes extra resources to support classroom teaching including, tips, lesson starters, videos and handy Pinterest boards.
Another useful book for students to look at when considering teaching grammar.
This book is good for aspiring teachers, it also served as a good refresher for new undergraduate students on the courses whose first language is not English.
This book takes an in depth look at the historical perspective influencing the development of grammar in the English language.The 'commentary' sections of the book are a great asset to busy teachers in the classroom but have not adopted it for this course as I was looking for a simpler guide for students on this professional studies course. However this is a great resource for the less confident teacher of grammar in the primary school.
This book will support student teachers both in clarifying key areas of grammar subject knowledge from the National Curriculum for English and support them as they seek to identify engaging and contextualised teaching approaches to support children's writing.
This is a great book, very easy to read with great ideas for teaching.
Teaching grammar in an effective and meaningful way is a challenge for many primary teachers, and this book provides an accessible and practical guide to grammar teaching. It will be an invaluable resource for students.
Purposeful and effective teaching of grammar is a significant challenge for many primary teachers. This book provides an accessible and practical guide to grammar teaching, and will be an invaluable resource for students.
The teaching of grammar becomes meaningful and effective when contextualised in purposeful activity that empowers children, providing comprehension, choice and control as readers and writers. Horton and Bingle make a clear case for this approach, providing accessible subject knowledge support and imaginative exemplar lessons.
This is a useful guide for teaching grammar that also underpins subject knowledge for trainee teachers.
Good structure. Very practical but with some theoretical underpinnings.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Sample lesson starter - Lessons in Teaching Grammar