This book is a ready reference tool to help students understand the rules that are needed for the correct use of English grammar within the context of various text types. Students are introduced to grammar initially from an overall text level and then more micro levels are explored: Grammar at the text level Connectives, paragraphs, word chains, figurative language Grammar at the sentence level Sentence structures Grammar at the clause level Clause structures, types of clauses Grammar at the phrase level Phrase structures, punctuation Grammar at the word level Nouns, pronouns, verbs and verb groups, verb tenses, adverbs, adjectives, conjunctions, prepositions, abreviations. The guide is organised in a double page spread format. One page outlines each grammar point under the following headings: definition, types, contexts, structure and examples; the second page highlights the use of the same grammar point in a longer text. Key concepts and relationships are highlighted by coloured arrows, circles, balloons etc. Various types of text are used throughout the guide. This presentation provides the scaffolding and modelling necessary for the development of writing skills. Get ahead in grammar: a practical guide for students has been written by two experienced classroom teachers and provides teachers, parents and students with a unique tool to improve writing skills. The guide is suitable for all students from upper primary school to post-secondary school including ESL students.
Audience: Primary / High School
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 1st September 2007
Dimensions (cm): 23.000 x 15.000