Creative Approaches to Teaching Grammar In Context: A Joint NEU and UKLA event
This practical morning will explore how creative approaches to teaching grammar can be developed both in English lessons and across the curriculum.
9:00am - 1:00pm Saturday November 9th, 2019
Creative Approaches to Teaching Grammar In Context: Lessons from Tower Hamlets Primary School Grammar Project
A morning’s practical professional development session with David Reedy (UKLA) and Nicole Gurvidi (Tower Hamlets Education Partnership)
This practical morning will explore how creative approaches to teaching grammar can be developed both in English lessons and across the curriculum. The emphasis will be upon enabling all pupils to deepen their understanding of why authors utilise particular grammatical features, as well as helping to inform and develop the quality of their writing for a range of purposes.
The morning will focus on:
- an outline of current research concerning grammar teaching, including a critique of the SPAG test,
- examples of creative approaches to grammar teaching and impact on reading and writing standards,
- Examples of teaching from Tower Hamlets Primary Schools as collected in the publication ‘Creative Approaches to Teaching Grammar in Tower Hamlets Primary Schools’.
Proposed outline for the morning:
9.00am Coffee and registration
9.30am What does research say about the teaching of grammar? What does the English National Curriculum say children need to know? Why is the Y6 SPAG test useless for helping pupils develop as writers?
10.00am What do we need to know about language in order to teach it well? Examples of creative teaching at word, phrase, clause, sentence and paragraph levels.
10.50am Lessons, examples and outcomes from the Tower Hamlets Primary Grammar Project, including an input from teacher(s) involved.
12.30pm Questions and discussion
Cost: £10 for NEU and UKLA members. £20 others.