‘LET’S TALK GRAMMAR’ with Sue Palmer: why (and how) teaching for the SPAG test must be active, creative and ORAL !
DateThu, 21st May, 2015
Time9:30 am - 3:30 pm
LocationSprowston Manor, Norwich
The new National Curriculum for English is awash with linguistics-informed grammar and from 2015 the SPAG test for 11-year-olds will be based on its statutory requirements for grammar teaching.
This day course interweaves what Sue Palmer has learned about language, literacy and learning with coverage of the new NC requirements for grammar and punctuation, including a wealth of ideas for teaching it with children aged 5 to 12. It is also, hopefully, fun!
09.30 – 11.00 Session 1: Words at work
11.30 – 13.00 Session 2: Sense and sentences
14.00 – 15.30 Session 3: From sentence to text
Some teachers’ comments on the course:
‘Phenomenal knowledge and I feel I left the course with much clearer understanding.’
‘Full of fantastic ideas – brought it to life. Sue is so lively and enthused about grammar.’
‘Super informative and clear. Good organisation and structure to the day and useful course materials.’
£160 for 1 place, £300 for 2 places
Course name:‘LET’S TALK GRAMMAR’ with Sue Palmer: why (and how) teaching for the SPAG test must be active, creative and ORAL !
Date:Thu, 21st May, 2015
Time:9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location:Sprowston Manor, Norwich
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Sue Palmer is a freelance literacy specialist, writer, presenter and ‘childhood campaigner’. A former primary school headteacher, she has produced around 250 books and TV programmes for schools on aspects of literacy, and worked with many organisations, including the DfE, the National Literacy Trust and the BBC. She’s also written hundreds of articles for the national and educational press and is a popular speaker in the UK and beyond.
Sue’s best-selling book Toxic Childhood (2006) sparked a national debate on the nature of childhood in the UK, leading to many appearances in the media as a commentator on childhood issues. It has since been followed by Detoxing Childhood, 21st Century Boys and 21st Century Girls and a revised, updated edition of Toxic Childhood was published in early 2015.
Sue is a Patron of the English Speaking Board, the Children’s Football Alliance, Carefree Kids and The Children’s Wood; founder member of the Open EYE and Save Childhood movement (of which she is now a Director), and a former president of Montessori AMI UK. She was also Chair of the Scottish Play Commission, served on the Scottish Government’s Early Years Task Force and co-chaired its subcommittee on ‘Culture Change’.
Sue is currently writing Upstart! The case for raising the school starting age.