It′s grammar Jim but not as we know it!
2016 might still seem a long way off, but it will be upon us quicker than we think. Your current Year 1s and Year 5s that will be the first cohort to sit the new grammar test at the end of the next academic year. This test will measure not only their ability to use good grammar, but will also require them to understand all of the proper terminology. You can see some of the sample questions here.
If the mere thought of grammar gets you yawning – or worse, running for the hills – then don′t panic. Wordsmith is a brilliant programme to help you teach grammar discretely, and as part of wider writing and comprehension work, in a really fun and impactful way.
Written and evaluated by experts in Literacy such as Sue Palmer, Michaela Morgan and Debra Myhill, it′s based on the best pedagogical evidence and loaded with fun activities for teaching grammar.
Try 3 free units or request a free demonstration of Wordsmith in your school.