GET UP TO SPEED WITH GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION IN THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM – a course for Teaching Assistants

Date

Tue, 17th April, 2018

Time

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location

Mile Cross Primary School, Norwich

Ref. Number

PB/1718/EnTA/266

Price

£0.00

Description

Get up to speed with the new grammar in the National Curriculum….this hands-on, accessible and practical course for teaching assistants, will make the main points of grammar clear and enable you to try out several hands-on activities to use with children.

1. Word classes
• The ‘new’ word classes – their functions and examples in use
• Activities for consolidating word classes

2. Phrases
• What is a phrase?
• Expanded noun phrases
• Fronted adverbials

3. Sentence grammar explained
• What is a sentence?
• Helping children to see where sentences start and finish
• What is a clause?
• Putting together a co-ordinated sentence
• Putting together a subordinated sentence
• Punctuating a subordinated sentence

4. Punctuation problems
• The curse of the all-purpose comma
• The agony of apostrophes
• The simplicity of the semi-colon
• The hard-to-call colon
• Easy lists and hard lists

5. Standard English
• What is Standard English?
• Colloquial variations and how to respond to them
• Passive and active sentences and why they are useful
• Impersonal language

6. Awkward choices
• I or me?
• Who, which, what or that?
• Choosing the right preposition (e.g. compare with or compare to?)

7. Awkward choices
• I or me?
• Who, which, what or that?
• Choosing the right preposition (e.g. compare with or compare to?)

8. Learning hard spellings
• Why some spellings are hard to learn
• How to learn hard spellings
• A handful of common spelling rules explored and explained

£160 for 1 place, £300 for 2 places

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Course name:

GET UP TO SPEED WITH GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION IN THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM – a course for Teaching Assistants

Ref. Number:

PB/1718/EnTA/266

Date:

Tue, 17th April, 2018

Time:

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location:

Mile Cross Primary School, Norwich

Price:

£0.00

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Presenter(s)

Sue Hackman

Sue was Chief Adviser on School Standards at the DfE for seven years and led the government’s work on pedagogy, deprivation, disadvantaged groups, the core subjects, assessment, accountability and school improvement.
Sue has worked at every level of the education system as a teacher, trainer, inspector and director of the last government’s National Strategies.
Sue is also well known for her classroom publications for spelling, grammar, reading, English literature, literary theory, writing and special needs.

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