UKLA publishes its Statement on Teaching Grammar

In UKLA’s statements of principle on curriculum change, available on the UKLA website here we state that language study is a vitally important aspect of learning in English, and that grammar is an important strand of language study, for its own intrinsic interest and for its contribution to communication and the making of meaning. However, if grammatical knowledge, spelling and punctuation are to make positive contributions to children’s writing, they need to be taught and assessed in the context of writing meaningful texts, not as sets of ‘facts’ or ‘rules’... To read the full UKLA Statement on Teaching Grammar, download the pdf below.

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