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Grammar in Secondary English

Published: Jul 2020
15 mins


Teacher Liana Swanton takes the fear out of grammar by breaking it down in a simple way that's fun for pupils.

Embedding subordinate clauses in sentences using a simple red and green card method gets students out of their seats and actively building sentences.

Comma practice involves displaying rules of commas around the classroom and getting pupils to write their own examples.

Meanwhile, Liana from Uplands Community Technology College in East Sussex, uses innovative cards to encourage her pupils to make sentences and conversations with more sophisticated connective words.

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Adding Punctuation to a Text

Activity adding punctuation to a text

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Pritt Stick Connectives

Exercise as featured in the video

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Exercise in using semi-colons

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Top Five Grammar Tips

Powerpoint presentation on grammar

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