Essential Primary Grammar

Author: Myhill
ISBN: 0335262384
Release Date: 2016-02-01
Genre: English language

Essential Primary Grammar is an invaluable resource to ensure that you are firmly equipped to teach grammar. It helps you get to grips with your knowledge of grammar for the national curriculum - including the spelling, punctuation and grammar test - as well as providing you with some tried and tested ways to teach grammar. Underpinned by a series of research studies which have investigated the teaching of grammar, it will support you in how to teach grammar in creative and meaningful ways whilst supporting you in developing your own fundamental knowledge of grammar. Uniquely, the book takes a systematic step-by-step approach to explain the grammatical terminology specified in the national curriculum. It also illustrates how you might develop children's grammatical knowledge by offering a range of practical activities which are rich, meaningful and support children's development as confident and curious language investigators. Key features include: * Easy-to-read chapters which systematically focus on grammatical subject knowledge at word, phrase and clause level * Guidance in each chapter addressing typical grammar problems or misconceptions, and some grammar jokes * Inspiring suggestions for teaching activities to help children develop grammatical knowledge in meaningful learning contexts * Reference to authentic children's books to illuminate the grammatical explanations and suggested teaching activities * Ideas on how high quality talk about grammar and texts can be fostered in the classroom "This book gives an excellent research evidence based approach that puts the teaching of grammar firmly onto a book rich curriculum that not only enhances subject knowledge but also awakens an interest in the grammar." Jo Tregenza, Senior Teaching Fellow and head of initial teacher training at The University of Sussex, UK "Myhill et al manage to tackle some of the trickiest aspects of grammar with clarity and a lightness of touch that ensures the reader never feels they have been taken too far into the depths of linguistics. Every primary teacher needs a copy in their bag!" Rebecca Cosgrave: Primary English Adviser Babcock LDP "This is extremely practical, explaining grammatical concepts in clear and helpful terms, and offering a range of engaging teaching activities for the classroom." Marcello Giovanelli, Assistant Professor in English Education, University of Nottingham, UK

Essential Primary English

Author: Medwell
ISBN: 0335262007
Release Date: 2016-08-01

This book is an essential guide to teaching the Primary English curriculum, offering guidance on how to teach the subject, as well as covering the theory and subject knowledge that underpins it. Covering the whole of the Primary English curriculum the book focuses in particular on less-developed aspects such as the development of spoken language, the nature and development of comprehension and the teaching and learning of grammar. Key features include: * Practical teaching sequences, strategies and activities * Classroom cameos suggest ways of delivering content through meaningful activities * Essential 'Subject Knowledge' boxes present brief exposés of essential knowledge * Subject Knowledge Quizzes enable you to self-check your knowledge * 'Insights from Research' boxes outline underpinning theory and research If you are teaching or training to teach in the primary phase then this book will help you address each area of the Primary English curriculum, covering the requirements for both Key Stage One and Key Stage Two.

Learning Teaching and Assessment in Higher Education

Author: Sally Brown
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137396686
Release Date: 2014-11-20
Genre: Education

A complete guide to developing effective practices in learning, teaching and assessment for staff working in higher education. Drawing on a wealth of international examples, the book ranges across traditional practices like giving lectures and marking exams, as well as innovations such as 'flipped classrooms' and blended learning approaches.

Gender Language and the Periphery

Author: Julie Abbou
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 9789027266835
Release Date: 2016-12-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This volume aims to demonstrate that the centre/periphery tension allows for a theory of gender understood as a power relationship with implications for a political analysis of language structures, language uses and linguistic resistances. All of the 12 chapters included in this volume work on understudied languages such as Moldovan, Lakota, Cantonese, Bajjika, Croatian, Hebrew, Arabic, Ciluba, Cantonese, Cypriot Greek, Korean, Malaysian, Basque and Belarusian and they all explore from the margins different dimensions of social gender in grammar. The diversity of languages is reflected in the range of theoretical frameworks (linguistic anthropology, systemic functional linguistics, contrastive syntactical analysis to name a few) used by the authors in order to apprehend the fluidity of gender(-ed) language and identity, to highlight the social constraints on daily discourse and to identify discourses that resist gender norms. This book will be highly relevant for students and researchers working on the interface of gender with morpho-syntax, semantics, pragmatics and discourse analysis.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Release Date: 1958-11

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.

A Companion to Life Course Studies

Author: Michael E.J. Wadsworth
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781134005789
Release Date: 2011-03-28
Genre: Social Science

Since the end of the Second World War, society has been characterised by rapid and extensive political, economic, scientific, and technological change. Opportunities for education, employment, human relations, and good health, have all been greatly affected by those changes, as have all aspects of life. Consequently, each post-war generation has been like no other before or since. Britain, uniquely, has five large-scale life course studies that began at intervals throughout that period. They have shown how lives are shaped by individual characteristics, their past and current experiences and opportunities, and so reflect their times. This book describes those fundamental changes that affected life chances differently in each generation, and how governments struggled to accommodate the changes with new policies for improving and managing the nation's capital in terms of education, family policy, health, human rights, and economics. A Companion to Life Course Studies provides a resource for the interpretation of the findings and design differences in the five studies, and the stimulus for new comparisons of life course between these differing generations that would contribute to policy and to understanding.

Social Policy and Welfare

Author: Mark Walsh
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 0748745912
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Political Science

Social Policy and Welfare is an introductory textbook to the key concepts, issues and historical developments that underpin British social policy. The book includes coverage of both classic themes and debates and the latest New Labour approach to social policy and social welfare provision. Written with the Edexcel Social policy AS/A level specifications in mind, it should be of specific interest to undergraduates studying social policy, sociology, and to health and social care students.