GET UP TO SPEED WITH GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION IN THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM – a course for Primary Teaching Assistants
DateWed, 24th January, 2018
Time9:30 am - 3:30 pm
LocationSt William’s Primary School, William’s Loke, Norwich
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
· 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?)
£160 for one place, £300 for 2
Course name:GET UP TO SPEED WITH GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION IN THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM – a course for Primary Teaching Assistants
Date:Wed, 24th January, 2018
Time:9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location:St William’s Primary School, William’s Loke, Norwich
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Sue has worked at every level of the education system as a teacher, trainer, inspector and director of the last government’s National Strategies.
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