Grammar... • is language • is clarity and precision • is description and creativity • is empowering Lindsay Pickton, Local Authority and Independent Literacy Advisor
Concept of a Sentence Physical Punctuation+ Sentence maker Retelling… • One sentence at a time • One word at a time
“Subordinates”: Main clause + Reason Time (phrase or clause)
Compound sentences The car stopped. **The woman got out.
Precision, clarity and impact The womangot out of the car.
Standard English Grammar …is the grammatical form required in very nearly all writing. It does not involve accent. The teaching and learning of Standard English is a priority, in order that children can use it when and where necessary. If necessary, treat it as another language. Without Standard English, children’s chances and options in life are greatly reduced. 8