Schools: to the literacy coordinator / head of English.
Universities: to the head of English in the Education Department.

Cost: £2.50

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- a handbook of basic definitions and activities

What are nouns? What is the difference between a preposition and a conjunction, a clause and a phrase? How do verbs work? When is grammar wrong and why?

In the handbook you will find definitions of the following basic grammatical terms: Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Determiners (words like the and this). You will also find information on basic sentence grammar:- definitions of Subjects, Objects, Predicates, Clauses, Phrases.

The handbook incorporates a logically based sequence of creative activities that will help readers to build their knowledge by analysing the examples they have produced for themselves, and to hopefully have some fun doing it.

The handbook needs to be downloaded and printed off, it is not designed for readers to interact with the screen and come up with the right answer. It doesn't work that way.

It is designed for staff development or INSET purposes, or for work with B.Ed students, and could be particularly useful for teachers working with pupils in years 5,6,7 & 8.

About the Author
I am an ex English teacher and university lecturer in education. When I was training B.Ed students I discovered that they, like teachers, had useful working definitions of the common parts of speech: ‘a noun is a naming word’, ‘an adjective is a describing word’ etc., but many of them found that relying on meaning is sometimes unhelpful, and they wanted to understand more about how the parts of speech actually worked.
Charles Sarland, Appt 292, Imperial Court, Exchange Street East, Liverpool, L2 3AB.   07729 712392