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Teaching Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling in Primary Schools
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Teaching Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling in Primary Schools

Fourth Edition


296 pages | Learning Matters
Trainee and beginning teachers often find the teaching of grammar especially challenging.  This popular text provides the subject knowledge you need to teach grammar, punctuation and spelling and explores how to teach it.

Detailed examples of effective lessons show you how to engage children’s interest in some of the more formal aspects of writing. Throughout, activities and practical examples demonstrate how you can translate this learning for the classroom.

This fourth edition has been updated to include new content on developing children's vocabulary. A subject knowledge audit has been added to support you to assess your level of knowledge and confidence and to identify areas for development.  All chapters are now linked to the CCF.
 
Teaching grammar
 
Words
 
Why spelling matters
 
Spelling and phonics
 
Teaching spelling rules, generalisations and tricky words
 
Punctuation
 
Apostrophes
 
Phrases, clauses and sentences
 
Putting it all together
 
Teaching Grammar Across the Curriculum
 
Appendices including subject knowledge audit

David Waugh

David Waugh is a former deputy headteacher who worked in ITT from 1990 at the University of Hull, where he led the PGCE course and became Head of Department. In 2008 he was appointed as one of two (the other being Wendy) National Strategies Regional Advisers for ITT. He is currently lectures at Durham University. He has published extensively in primary English, as well as developing e-learning resources for National Strategies for English, mathematics and mentoring and coaching. David also writes children’s stories, including The Wishroom, which was written with 45 children from 15 East Durham primary schools and published in 2017. More About Author

Claire Warner

Claire Warner is an education consultant for Primary English. Her recent roles include working as a senior adviser for literacy with the National Strategies, and as a senior lecturer and leader of undergraduate ITE programmes at Chester University. More About Author

Rosemary Waugh

Rosemary Waugh is a linguist and classics teacher at Queen Margaret's School York. She has a particular interest in the history and development of grammar and etymology, and in their evolution. More About Author