Teaching Grammar Effectively in Primary Classrooms

Teaching Grammar Effectively in Primary Classrooms

This course is for:

Primary class teachers and English Subject Leaders

The session will include:

  • A rationale for the teaching of grammar
  • A brief review of research evidence
  • Practical examples covering both KS1 and 2 which demonstrate how to embed high-quality contextualised grammar and teaching and learning into the reading and writing process
  • How still and moving image, as well as written texts can be the starting points and contexts for developing children’s understanding of language structure and how to apply in their own writing.
  • An overview of the grammar requirements in the new National Curriculum and how schools can take a whole school approach to this area.

The session will draw on David’s book, co-authored by Eve Bearne; ‘Teaching Grammar Effectively in the Primary School’ (UKLA 2013), which gives a comprehensive insight into how to teach grammar successfully in context, including teaching strategies and case studies.

Participants are asked to bring with them the a text that they will be using in their year group as the basis of English lessons in the near future for a planning activity.

Delivered by:
David Reedy
David Reedy has had an extensive career in primary education, including as a teacher, UKLA President and General Secretary, as well as currently being a Co-Director for the Cambridge Primary Review Trust and, until very recently, Principal Primary Adviser in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

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