1st Edition

Grammar Survival for Primary Teachers
A Practical Toolkit

ISBN 9781138284623
Published May 18, 2017 by Routledge
102 Pages

USD $29.95

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Book Description

Are you grappling with grammar? Are you perplexed by punctuation? Do you find it a constant challenge to keep your pupils engaged while teaching grammar effectively?

Focusing on what you need to know in the classroom, Grammar Survival for Primary Teachers provides you with all of the knowledge and practical advice you’ll need to teach grammar and punctuation effectively. Based on a successful, tried-and-tested format, this new book is designed especially for primary teachers and focuses on the requirements of the English National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2.

This book includes:

  • clear explanations and examples of a range of different aspects of grammar and punctuation
  • practical advice and teaching ideas for use in the classroom
  • a strong focus on building knowledge and applying it to writing.

Accessible and engaging, this new book will be essential reading for busy trainee, newly qualified and practising teachers alike. It is the perfect guide for those looking to improve both their pupils’ and their own understanding of grammar.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 - Words and their classes

Chapter 2 - Phrases and clauses: the building blocks of sentences 

Chapter 3 - Sentences: their forms and functions

Chapter 4 - Cohesion: making connections within and across a text

Chapter 5 - Levels of formality: writing for different purposes and audiences

Chapter 6 - Punctuation


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Jo Shackleton has been a teacher, consultant and inspector. She has been a curriculum adviser on the grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS) tests and has worked at a national level on the teacher assessment and moderation of writing at Key Stage 2. She has also provided training to primary teachers throughout the country on grammar and punctuation.