Grammar First Vol. 3
Grammar Skills in Context across the Curriculum

By Ray Barker & Christine Moorcroft
April 2003
Nelson Thornes
Age 11-14 years
ISBN: 0-7487-6537-9
63 pages, Illustrated, 7 x 9 3/4"
$15.95 Paper Original


Grammar First is a differentiated program designed to compliment Write First and Spelling First. This supplementary series of textbooks and teacher files for Years 7, 8 and 9 uses a "keep it simple" approach to enable both specialists and non-specialists to teach writing for their own subject. The texts examine model texts that illustrate rules, encouraging students to apply the grammar they learn and to consolidate it in their writing across all curriculum subjects.

It develops grammar skills within a textual context targeting the Sentence Level Objectives of the Framework for Teaching English, with a cross-curricular emphasis. It builds on Primary NLS models by providing a complete supplementary course. This supplementary series of textbooks and teacher files has been developed to encourage confident writers in secondary schools, meeting the need of effective literacy that has been identified as the key to raising standards across all curriculum areas.

Places reading and writing tasks firmly in the context of real texts, providing a springboard for original writing. National Literacy Strategy recommended lesson plans provided for every unit, as well as extension material and extensive photocopiable support for writing reinforcement.

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