Book: The Grammar Book by @ZoeParamour & @timparamour via @BloomsburyEd

Published by Bloomsbury Education

The Grammar Book Understanding and teaching primary grammar

£19.99*
9.3

Content

9.5/10

Accessible

9.5/10

Authority

9.0/10

Practical

9.5/10

Value

9.0/10

Pros

  • This is a fantastic book for primary teachers, or student teachers, who want to develop their own understanding of grammar.
  • The book provides fantastic and fun exercises for young people to develop their skills.
  • Practical ideas and resources are shared throughout, ensuring that teachers and pupils build a strong understanding of grammatical conventions.
  • The book could even be used as a guiding tool to develop a bespoke 'grammar policy' for schools.
  • Explore the free resource available below.

Building a rich understanding of the correct use of grammar can be a major difference in how successful individuals become in key aspects of written and verbal language. Ensuring that young children are given the opportunity to learn, experiment and enjoy (yes, enjoy) grammar exercises provides them with safe opportunities to begin to understand some of the nuanced complexities of the English language. Although more focus has been given onto grammar in the last few years, many teaching colleagues still find that teaching the rules, conventions and quirks can still be challenging.

In this book by Zoë and Timothy Paramour, the focus is on reassuring teachers that teaching aspects of grammar can actually be fun, with practical ideas to enliven your teaching. Written over three sections (Making sense, Extending sentences, Writing with flair), the authors break down what teachers need to cover throughout the primary phrase, from Year 1 through to Year 6 (pupils aged 5-11) in England. So yes, you are going to encounter and understand nouns, determiners, verbs, adjectives, contractions, and so on, but also develop onto subordinate clauses, prepositions and conjunctions. If some of those words make you shudder, then this book will help you develop an understanding of some of the more unusual aspects of grammar, providing clear explanations of each modelled with examples and exercises that can be used with your students – the feeling of this book is also to treasure and develop the understanding of the teacher’s own knowledge, which can then be applied with fantastic activities with the students.

Helpfully, working with Bloomsbury, the authors have enabled a free PDF download that can be used as an aide-memoir, or as a reminder to be kept in your files.

This is a fantastic book for primary teachers, or student teachers, who want to develop their own understanding of grammar, as well as providing fantastic and fun exercises for young people to develop their skills. Additionally, the book provides great teaching ideas, cross-curricular links and resources. It could even be used as a guiding tool to develop a bespoke ‘grammar policy’ for schools, ensuring that the key requirements are covered through each year group.

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