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The latest in the series, 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. It 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:
1. prefixes & suffixes, in particular numerical; silent letters (bt, te, th);
2. new spelling patterns/rules (ough); schwas (-ity & -ety);
3. more alternatives (they, great, ballet, fete, straight for /ai/);
4. new parts of speech (for example, countable and uncountable nouns, gerunds and modal verbs and imperatives);
5. further punctuation (using semi colons and colons or using a comma after a fronted adverbial);
6. developing a greater understanding of sentence structure and learning to recognise indirect objects, subject complements and passive agents; and
7. introducing children to literary devices such as alliteration, learning to meaning of idioms and distinguishing between formal and informal writing.
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