Sentence Toolkit for Teachers – making grammar sticky!

Want to get ready for grammar teaching next year? Wondering how you can introduce the grammar terminology to children so that it will stick? Want a copy of our new publication Sentence Toolkit for Teachers plus ideas to use in the classroom? Come and join us on the 10th May for our first Sentence Toolkit for Teachers day. This course is offered at a reduced rate so it is on a first come first served basis. Other dates are available.

On the day we will share ways in which grammar terminology can be introduced to children through activities based on real texts (texts that teach) which includes film. Each activity will cover the subject knowledge necessary to teach the aspect plus ideas for introducing and teaching it in the classroom. Delegates will receive a copy of our Sentence Toolkit for Teachers which offers a set of tools that act as a visual and kinaesthetic mnemonic for children to make the terminology ‘sticky’. The toolkit includes tools for a wall display, stickers to use when giving feedback and most importantly activities to use the tools in grammar teaching. These are accessed via our blog through the use of a password available in the publication and are added to regularly.
This day is also running on the 2nd July at Broomhill, The Toorak Hotel in Torquay on the 10th July and the 17th July at St Mellion Golf Course on the Devon/Cornwall border.

Why shouldn’t I buy lots of practise grammar tests?

Because grammar is about improving writing. And passing the test is a by product of good grammar teaching.

Because grammar will be boring for those who have to put up with 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 years of this.

Because grammar should be fun.

Because grammar teaching should take place in context with authentic texts and discussion about the  impact.

Because preparation for the test is important but only needs 3 or 4 weeks.

Because if we don’t hold on to what is important in grammar teaching, no one else will.