A pupil who is well-spoken is not necessarily a pupil who can write well, not least because he/she might speak with perfect punctuation and grammar but have difficulty applying the same rules to his/her writing. Continue reading
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Free Grammar and Punctuation activities addressing the requirements of the English Programmes of Study for KS1 and KS2
The Key Stage 2 Programme of Study for Languages states that primary school pupils should be taught to ‘understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied.’
But it doesn’t give much specifics in terms of what grammar should be taught, to what level, and, crucially, how to ensure progression across all four years of Key Stage 2.
This is why Lara Townsend and Tracy Davies have written Getting to Grips with French Grammar at Key Stage 2.
Getting to Grips with French Grammar at Key Stage 2 breaks the French language into the key elements of gender, verbs and sentence buiding and forming questions, and provides a model of progression for each one.
Detailed assessment activities demonstrate how grammar can be assessed within a variety of contexts, alongside other aspects for the Language Programme of Study.
You can order Getting to Grips with French Grammar on our website either in PDF for £10.99 or as a hardcopy book for £15.99. There is also the option to buy both the hardcopy and PDF together at a discounted price of £19.29.
The new curriculum places increased emphasis on grammar, punctuation and spelling. But how can you make learning these concepts fun? Rekindle your pupils enthusiasm for language by encouraging them to play with words to extend vocabulary, improve spelling and develop language skills. Try these activities:
When learning a foreign language, often the short connecting words are the hardest to learn. This is a real shame as they are the ones you need to create more interested sentences. You can use memory tricks you can use to teach these key words:
Sometimes students find it difficult to remember whether to use the preposition ‘en’ or ‘à’ when talking about going somewhere using transport. Here is a simple memory trick that will help you to remember when to use each one.
The last place you might expect to find drama is in the teaching of grammar. And yet between the full stops and the capital letters, there is movement …
The DFE has just released the new National Curriculum for England!
The consultation period runs until 16 April 2013.