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.

Year 3: Using the Perfect Tense

Year 3: Using the Perfect Tense

Year 3: Using the perfect tense

Learning Outcomes

The way verbs can change depending on time, cause and number is one of the most difficult concepts to explore with children, and relies on a significant amount of prior learning. This chapter investigates what children need to recognise in their own speech and wider reading in order to develop their knowledge of verbs and the perfect tense.

This chapter will allow you to achieve the following outcomes:

  • understand what is meant by the perfect tense;
  • develop an understanding of how the auxiliary verb to have can be used to express precise grammatical meaning.

Teachers' Standards

Working through this chapter will help you meet the following standards:

  • Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils.
  • Demonstrate good subject ...
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