Lessons in Teaching Grammar in Primary Schools


Suzanne Horton & Branwen Bingle

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    The Authors

    Suzanne Horton has spent 20 years working in primary schools and has had experience teaching all year groups across the primary age phase. She worked as an Advanced Skills Teacher (AST) and as a Local Authority Literacy consultant whilst maintaining a teaching responsibility in school. She is currently subject leader for primary English at the University of Worcester and teaches on a range of postgraduate and undergraduate modules. She has recently been involved in the Lifelong Readers Project in cooperation with a number of European partners, funded with support from the European Commission.

    Branwen Bingle moved from primary teaching into initial teacher education in 2008. Her career path to date has been anything but straightforward: she has been a supply teacher and support assistant for Service Children's Education; a basic skills tutor working with adults in the military; a private day nursery teacher working with 3- and 4-year-olds; a secondary English teacher working across KS3 and 4, including the teaching of GCSE English; and a subject leader for English in two Worcestershire middle schools. In addition to her lecturing role, Branwen is currently working on doctoral research into children's literature and its potential influence on professional identity construction/aspiration.


    Every effort has been made to trace the copyright holders and to obtain their permission for the use of copyright material. The publisher and author will gladly receive any information enabling them to rectify any error or omission in subsequent editions.

    The authors would like to thank the teachers who offered advice and support along the way, in particular Suzanne Roff and Anna Michaut.

    They would also like to thank their families for their unwavering support, patience and belief.

    For Suzanne – Ian, Alex and Emma.

    For Branwen – Keiran, Leigh-Anne, Catrin, Korbin, Callum and Mikkie.

    This book would not have been possible without you.

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