Tag: vocabulary grammar and punctuation

This is the first article in a new series that demonstrates how grammar can be taught in a rich literature context. The first of the series is being provided as a free resource to coincide with the UKLA Grammar conference. Further resources will be provided on the member’s site. In this first paper, the wonderful book by Carol Ann Duffy called Lost Happy Endings can be used to teach quality grammar in context for a variety of year groups. At the heart of the project was the determination that grammar should be taught in context and through high quality books. Having worked with schools on grammar training in the locality, it had become clear that many teachers lacked the knowledge of what grammar could be explored through real books.
In this article, Rebecca Kennedy describes how a year 2 teacher has planned and taught a sequence of literacy lessons for young writers, with cross curricular links to geography and art. 

Review of Writing and the Writer by Frank Smith

UKLA has published several reviews of tried and tested books. These aren’t new publications but books which members recommend as practical and accessible.

Review of the Really Useful Literacy Book by Tony Martin, Chira Lovat and Glynis Purnell

UKLA has published several reviews of tried and tested books. These aren’t new publications but books which members recommend as practical and accessible.
UKLA has published key professional development activities to support the popular reading and writing fact cards. The activities are designed to support professional development in schools and will be invaluable to literacy leaders in running training and staff meetings. You can download cards on a range of topics, including Grammar, Spelling, Puncuation and Working with stories.

Disjunct adverbials and conjunct adverbials

Completing his series of ideas for teaching children how language works, this article looks at adverbials and how they can convey attitude.

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