The Grammar for a Purpose series uses the standard grammar terminology within a contextual framework to develop knowledge and understanding of how grammar is used and how it can change to suit the writing purpose.
Present authentic models of grammar in informative, imaginative and persuasive texts.
Explore the key grammar features of each text type at the text, sentence and word level, and then compare the use of a specific word-level grammar feature in two other text types.
Define the Australian Curriculum metalanguage of grammar.
Explore grammar choices in writing so that grammar becomes more than a simple set of rules.
Analyse the use of language devices to create specific effects, for example, similes, metaphors, repetition, technical language and so on.
Allow ample opportunity for revision and consolidation of grammar knowledge and skills.
Include reflection of learning prompts at relevant intervals.
A CD-ROM is included with each student book to model, review and assess puncuation usage.
A punctuation continuum across year levels.
Preparation for NAPLAN testing.
Proofreading for puncuation exercises allowing students to apply their knowledge and skills.