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The Essential Guide to SPaG in the Primary Classroom
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The Essential Guide to SPaG in the Primary Classroom



February 2020 | 200 pages | Learning Matters
Are your students struggling to know their 'determiners' from their 'prepositions'?  Are they struggling with word classes, phrases and clauses? 

This book is here to help by:

Giving them what they need to know to teach all areas of primary grammar
Explaining what's good to know to support more able children
Outlining what good teaching of each part of grammar looks like in the classroom 
Suggesting classroom activities for all areas of the SPaG curriculum

Also included is a section on the new SPaG test.
 
1. WHAT IS GRAMMAR?
 
2. STANDARD ENGLISH
 
3. DIALECT AND ACCENT
 
4. FORMAL AND INFORMAL LANGUAGE
 
5. PREFIXES
 
6. SUFFIXES
 
7. COMPOUND WORDS
 
8. PLURALS
 
9. WORD CLASSES
 
10. NOUNS
 
11. VERBS
 
12. ADJECTIVES
 
13. ADVERBS
 
14. PRONOUNS
 
15. PREPOSITIONS
 
16. DETERMINERS/ARTICLES
 
17. CONJUNCTIONS
 
18. SYNONYMS AND ANTONYMS
 
19. SPELLING
 
20. HOW TO LEARN A SPELLING
 
21. PHONICS AND SPELLING
 
22. HOMOPHONES, HOMOGRAPHS AND HOMONYMS
 
23. PHRASES AND CLAUSES
 
24. SENTENCES
 
25. PARAGRAPHS
 
26. PUNCTUATION
 
27. APOSTROPHES
 
28. BRINGING WRITING TOGETHER: COHESION AND AMBIGUITY
 
29. THE SPAG TEST

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David Waugh

David Waugh is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the the School of Education, University of Durham where he is also the subject leader for primary English.  More About Author

Kate Allott

Kate Allott is Senior Lecturer in Education at York St John University. Kate worked as a literacy consultant in a local authority from the inception of the National Literacy Strategy. More recently she spent two years as a regional adviser with the Primary National Strategy, working on the Communication, Language and Literacy Development initiative. More About Author

Eve English

Rosemary Waugh

Rosemary Waugh is a linguist and classics teacher at Queen Margaret's School, York. She collects children's literature and has lectured on the subject for the University of Hull, and contributes to conferences and publications on children's literature.  More About Author

Elizabeth Bulmer

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ISBN: 9781529715910
£19.99