Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary in a Rich Reading Curriculum

18/10/2017 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
06/12/2017 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
10/01/2018 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
07/03/2018 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

This 4 day course will guide teachers to create high quality grammar, punctuation and vocabulary provision across the key stages in a rich reading curriculum. Teachers will receive a carefully selected pack of teacher publications, books and resources including teaching sequences to help bring practice back to the classroom.

On day one teachers will:

  • Explore the development of early grammar skills from the beginnings of language acquisition
  • Learn how to create a language rich environment across the whole school
  • Address language provision and best practice for all children, including bilingual learners
  • Investigate how to build sophistication in spoken language through text-based, practical activities  

On day two teachers will:

  • Look at the CLPE Writing Scales as a tool to develop provision that ensures best practice
  • Develop knowledge of quality texts that enable context rich teaching of language, vocabulary and grammar
  • Explore how children learn grammar through reading

On day three teachers will: 

  • Investigate the importance of word origins as a support for spelling and grammar
  • Explore the evolution of language and grammar considering changes in culture and technology
  • Investigate formal and informal styles of writing and the appropriate grammatical structures that support these types of writing
  • Develop knowledge of quality texts that support children’s grammatical understanding

On day four teachers will:

  • Learn teaching approaches that enable children to investigate how language and grammar can be used to create specific effects
  • Reflect on writing opportunities given to children that will enable them to show depth of understanding and make authentic choices in their speech and writing
  • Reflect on whole school practice and use this to develop a secure vision for the effective teaching of language, vocabulary and grammar across the school 

"...repeated studies show no evidence that formal teaching of grammar out of context has any beneficial effect on either reading or writing."

Hillocks, 1986; Andrews et al., 2006
44 Webber Street
United Kingdom
  • Lunch Included
  • Includes Resources
  • CLPE Reading and Writing Scales