Essential Grammar

Essential Grammar The Resource Book Every Secondary English Teacher Will Need

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Publisher's Synopsis

What is grammar? Why is it so central to the teaching of English? How can we teach it with confidence in secondary schools?

Essential Grammar will provide clarity, meaning and teacher expertise to this much debated area of the English curriculum. By exploring grammar as applied to literary analysis and using a range of examples from commonly-taught and popular texts, this highly accessible book provides an extensive overview of how to use grammar to enhance the teaching of academic and creative writing. Drawing on a range of resources, best-selling authors Webb and Giovanelli:

  • discuss the context of grammar teaching in schools
  • provide a clear overview of concepts and terminology for the teacher
  • offer a wide range of examples of how grammar can be applied to the analysis of texts and the development of students' writing
  • debunk the unhelpful view of grammar as a list of prescriptive rules and limits
  • outline grammatical concepts in a way which is clear and simple to understand
  • provide a huge range of practical ways to ensure that teaching of grammatical concepts can be rigorous and successful for all.

This resource, with its grounded and straightforward approach to grammar, will be immediately useable in the classroom with strategies that be used by teachers in their classroom today. For any training and practicing secondary English teachers, Essential Grammar will be a compulsory classroom companion.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781032007137
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Imprint: Routledge
Pub date:
DEWEY: 428.20712
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 496g
Height: 173mm
Width: 245mm
Spine width: 16mm