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Everything teachers need to know about grammar ... and how to teach it creatively


07/09/2018 09:30






About this event

Knowledge about grammar is essential when teaching children how to compose written texts, but due to changes in education, linguistic analysis and terminology, it is an area that many teachers lack confidence in.

This seminar, led by literacy expert Sue Palmer, will cover the ‘what, why and how’ of teaching grammar to children aged 7 to 14.

Key learning:

  • Grammatical knowledge needed by teachers to help them raise standards in writing
  • A wide variety of creative activities for developing children’s knowledge about (and enjoyment of) language
  • Integrating grammar into the teaching of language and literacy across the curriculum.

Facilitator bio

Sue Palmer is a former Borders headteacher, literacy specialist and author of books on child development, notably Toxic Childhood and 21st Century Boys. Research for her latest book Upstart: the case for raising the school starting age and providing what the under-sevens really need (Floris, 2016) inspired the Upstart Scotland campaign (

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