Grammar for Writing – KS1 and KS2
DateThu, 21st April, 2016
Time9:30 am - 3:30 pm
LocationLionwood Junior School, Norwich
So they know the terminology and can spot a subordinate clause…but so what?
In this course we will show you how knowledge about grammar can be cashed in to improve children’s writing – increasing accuracy and encouraging creativity. And for teachers, this will help to secure your knowledge, and offer you some engaging and easy ways to embed it in your teaching of writing.
9.30 – Introduction: the art of composition
in which we establish the process by which children apply grammar as they write.
9.45 – Improving expression
in which we pinpoint quick and easy ways of improving the quality of pupil’s writing by enhancing their sentence style (Break at 10.30)
10.50 – Grammar workout
in which we demonstrate the best-researched methods of extending and elaborating sentences
11.40 – Gaining control over punctuation
in which we consider constructive approaches to applying the least appreciated skill – punctuation. (Lunch 12.20pm)
13.05 – Copycat grammar
in which we demonstrate the use of grammatical imitation to build pupils’ expressive repertoire using examples from every age group.
13.50 – Tackling common errors
in which we address the most common grammatical errors in writing such as tense switching and poor agreement. (Collect tea at 14.35pm)
14.45 – Case Study
in which we study a teaching sequence used with real pupils and consider the results. (Finish at 15.30)
£175 for 1 place and £325 for 2 places
Course name:Grammar for Writing – KS1 and KS2
Date:Thu, 21st April, 2016
Time:9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location:Lionwood Junior School, Norwich
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Recently retired Chief Adviser on School Standards, Department for Education
Sue has been 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. The TES describes Sue as a mix of “inspirational delivery combined with common sense practicality.
Education Consultant and Past Senior Director, National Strategies.
Alan is a highly experienced educational consultant, specialising in working directly with schools, Local Authorities and other education providers to support improvement in student progress and the quality of teaching and learning. He was a Senior Director with the National Strategies, leading national programmes on teaching and learning, assessment and intervention support, was National Director for English, and Regional Director for the National Literacy Strategy in the South West. His background is in English teaching and in advice and inspection for English and literacy in both primary and secondary phases. He is currently working with schools to support curriculum and assessment in English, literacy across the curriculum, and improvements in classroom pedagogy. He has written, published and presented widely about English, and language and learning in education.