The Grammar 6 Handbook follows on from The Grammar 5 Handbook and provides revision, consolidation and extension of spelling and grammar rules covered in The Phonics and The Grammar 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 Handbooks.The Grammar 6 Handbook contains 36 spelling and 36 grammar and punctuation lessons for a fully year of teaching children aged 10-11 years. The lessons continue to build upon the knowledge and skills that children have been taught in previous years. There are detailed lesson plans for the teacher to follow, along with a photocopiable sheet that children can complete in class or as homework.Topics covered within The Grammar 6 Handbook include: prefixes & suffixes, in particular numerical; silent letters (bt, te, th); new spelling patterns/rules (ough); schwas (-ity & -ety); more alternatives (they, great, ballet, fete, straight for /ai/); new parts of speech (for example, countable and uncountable nouns, gerunds and modal verbs and imperatives); further punctuation (using semi colons and colons or using a comma after a fronted adverbial); developing a greater understanding of sentence structure and learning to recognise indirect objects, subject complements and passive agents; and introducing children to literary devices such as alliteration, learning to meaning of idioms and distinguishing between formal and informal writing.
The underpinning theme of this book is how children develop as writers and how self-awareness raises achievement. It offers creative approaches to increasing pupil motivation and performance by involving, amongst other things, Drama and ICT. The contributors offer practical advice on ways to meet the needs of boys, able children, SEN pupils and those learning English as an additional language; how to plan effective lessons; how to be flexible within the framework of the NLS; and the role of assessment and how it contributes to self-understanding. Central to all classroom practitioners and students, this innovative book improves general understanding of the process related to composition and transcription and helps to raise the standards of writing in all classrooms.
This is one of a four-volume series intended to improve students' (grade 6-adult) critical thinking through evaluation of conflicting viewpoints of United States history. Each lesson is a self-contained problem that can be integrated at any point in a corresponding history unit. The book represents both analytical and narrative history. Unit One offers a guide to critical thinking with exercises to develop differing types of skills. Unit Two has ten lessons dealing with exploration and the colonies. Unit Three focuses nine lessons on the American Revolution. Unit Four contains 10 lessons that examine the Constitution. (EH)