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Lecturer copy Trainee teachers often seek examples of effective teaching of grammar in primary schools. As many teachers themselves express a lack of confidence in their own knowledge of grammar, where do trainees find exemplar lessons? This book provides them. It takes exemplar lessons and offers them alongside a detailed exploration of what makes them good, and the theory behind them. The text encourages trainees to consider the teaching of grammar critically and to envisage how they can shape lessons for their own teaching. In starting with teaching then exploring theory, the text mirrors how many trainees will learn.

Glossary of Terms
Glossary of terms

The following glossary of terms is taken directly from the National Curriculum for 2014 (DfE, 2013, p80). It should be intended as a point of reference, not a list of terms that children need to be taught. Definitions are for terminology found in the National Curriculum for 2014 and will help to clarify vocabulary used within this book.

Whilst exploring effective grammar lessons, we have referred to a number of books which will also be useful when clarifying terms and definitions so do not think of this as an exhaustive list of grammatical terminology; use alongside other books which develop subject knowledge.

TermGuidanceExample
active voiceAn active verb has its usual pattern of subject and object (in contrast with the passive).

Active: The school ...

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