Challenging grammar teaching pack

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Challenging grammar

This teaching pack includes materials to consolidate, apply and extend grammatical knowledge in reading and writing. Comprehensive teaching notes provide a valuable curriculum support for teachers, while a wide range of resources and activities ensures that students have opportunities to apply and extend their learning of the more challenging aspects of the curriculum. These will help prepare students for formal writing styles at KS3 and for essay writing at GCSE.

The grammar topics are organised into three sections (teach, practise, apply), and each topic includes the following:

Key features:

  • definitions and explanations for teachers
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • student-friendly teaching resources
  • extended writing opportunities.
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The pack is organised in the following topics:

  • Relative clauses
  • Modal verbs and adverbs
  • Adverbials
  • Perfect forms of verbs
  • Parenthesis
  • Commas
  • Passive verbs
  • Subjunctive verb forms
  • Colons and semi-colons

Peter Burrows
Our writer is Deputy Head of a Surrey school. He has written on the subject of teaching grammar creatively, worked as an English adviser for Surrey for many years and has over 20 years’ teaching experience.


Michael EmenyMichael Emeny
This is a great resource!! I teach Year 5 EAL students and I have taken ideas and plans from this pack and put them into use in a small classroom setting. The explanations are clear and easy to understand. I have had to tweak some of the plans to fit the needs of my students, slowing down some of the explanations in order to make sure my class keeps up. I'm looking forward to spending time in the class with my students and this pack!
Posted by Michael Emeny (1180611)
Alison HallAlison Hall
Thanks so much for this. It is so useful to understand what our upcoming Year 7s will have been taught and great to help with intervention at KS3.
Posted by Alison Hall (1029885)
Barbara HynemanBarbara Hyneman
This looks fab. Can't wait to use it in the next academic year! Thank you.
Posted by Barbara Hyneman (1090007)
Sue de GruytherSue de Gruyther
Believe it or not!! It's genuinely useful for very weak GCSE English students. It's simple and fun!! Many thanks.
Posted by Sue de Gruyther (1098321)
Lesley FraserLesley Fraser
This was a brilliant resource - firstly I was looking for something to help me!! Now I have used it with my Y6 class and they have a very good understanding of the grammar and the activities have supported my teaching absolutely fabulous resource. Is there any more of this type of resource for all grammar?
Posted by Lesley Fraser (1075100)
Tuba BauhoferTuba Bauhofer
Posted by Tuba Bauhofer (234142)
sharon Vandersteensharon Vandersteen
It looks good.
Posted by sharon Vandersteen (432760)
Carolyn BarryCarolyn Barry
I have not yet used this resource. I teach French and am interested to see what is expected of children in KS 1 and KS 2. The aim of the MFL national curriculum is to facilitate language learning for life. To this end, it is the function of the MFL teacher to prepare pupils for KS 3 studies, be they French, German, Spanish or for that matter Latin and Modern Greek. Whatever you end up studying in KS 3 can only be made easier by having a logical understanding of sentence structure (verbs, nouns, s. and pl. pronouns gender and therefore adjectival agreement) This is why English and French teachers at primary school should be working together, but does this ever happen? I have looked at the materials provided and think this will be a great teaching aid, because the learning steps are clearly set out and don't intimidate the learner by using grammatical terms without a full and user-friendly explanation.
Posted by Carolyn Barry (1178155)
Leslie KempLeslie Kemp
Thank you so much! Grammar is NOT really my forte. I really appreciate getting hold of great resources like these made by experts.
Posted by Leslie Kemp (676199)
Lorna SmithLorna Smith
This resource will be useful for trainee English teachers who did not have to learn formal grammar for test purposes when they were at school and are therefore understandably wary of the new requirements. There are clear definitions and it's good to see some creative activities included!
Posted by Lorna Smith (45979)
Joanna GriffinJoanna Griffin
We teach adults but often find that staff struggle with grammar terminology so this will help them develop own concepts to build a solid foundation for their students. Thank you so much!
Posted by Joanna Griffin (1038202)
Shelley GeorgeShelley George
These are great resources. I especially like the p/points. Thank you!
Posted by Shelley George (966399)
Dora OseiDora Osei
This is an excellent resource. It's one that I will go back to as an addition to my English lessons. It's structured very well and they are examples for teachers in a hurry. It can be used for higher and ability students. Thank you.
Posted by Dora Osei (1269817)
Cathy WarrenCathy Warren
Could be very useful for my 1-1 tuition. Thanks so much!
Posted by Cathy Warren (95795)
Brian ReidBrian Reid
Thank you very much. Very useful.
Posted by Brian Reid (1229471)
Claire SmyClaire Smy
This is a great resource and the accompanying Powerpoints are fabulous. I teach ESL and this will help enormously. It will also be of benefit with my KS2 and KS3 students and with adult learners (maybe with a little bit of adapting to make it a bit less kid-centric, but not much will need to change). Thanks so much. This busy mother and private tutor is breathing a huge sigh of relief!
Posted by Claire Smy (1183307)
Sue WoodhouseSue Woodhouse
I am using this to prepare for next year to support the teaching of SPaG skills at KS3, particularly Year 7, building on what students have been learning at KS2. It looks excellent and I'm sure it will prove invaluable.
Posted by Sue Woodhouse (1331726)
tina braziertina brazier
Thank you so although I am a trained primary school teacher early years is my specialism. I am now home schooling my 14 year old so this is a real bonus to me in supporting him through his GCSE's
Posted by tina brazier (1497344)
Nicola-Ingrid  Chidlow Nicola-Ingrid Chidlow
This is really useful - I've used this with KS3 and KS4 students, and been able to easily adapt some of the resources to support EAL lessons as well.
Posted by Nicola-Ingrid Chidlow (587137)

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