Since 1998, trainee teachers have "suffered" a big increase in demands on their subject knowledge in Maths, English and science. For English this means grammar, vocabulary and linguistics that many were never taught at school - leading to headaches and nightmares! In this book, Ian Eyres tackles every issue of the teacher training curriculum for English making it accessible and easy to understand. As well as this, he offers reflection pieces to check your own understanding and examples of activities one can do with children. With English exams looming round the corner for my PGCE, this book really has been a lifesaver. Wholeheartedly recommended' - Amazon Review
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Primary English is a comprehensive and essential guide to the structure of English. It draws on the reader's own knowledge and understanding of English as the basis for analysis of texts at word, sentence and whole text level. The book develops the reader's understanding of the linguistic and literary knowledge required by The National Curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2 and by the National Literacy Strategy. Key concepts such as, Standard English, approaches to grammar, genre, clause structure and the role of phonics in reading are addressed in an interactive way which develops the reader's skills as an active analyst of English, leading to a far deeper understanding than the `do's and don'ts' of traditional grammar. An in-depth self-assessment activity is included with the text.