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Grammar Matters

Margaret Zeegers


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Grammar Matters is a simple, accessible and engaging book about the rules of grammar. It is designed to introduce the basic foundations of grammar to teacher education students in order to build knowledge and confidence, and equip them with a range of skills and strategies to help them to teach grammar in the classroom.

Publisher Description

Grammar Matters introduces pre-service teachers to the foundations of grammar. Designed to develop knowledge gradually and build confidence, each chapter covers key concepts in straightforward yet accessible style, allowing readers to master an aspect of grammar or punctuation before building on this with the next topic. Grammar Matters provides solid coverage of the parts of speech, phrases, clauses and punctuation, and equips pre-service teachers with a range of skills and strategies to apply to their own writing and future classroom teaching.   Key features Written specifically for teacher education students, to engage them in teaching and learning grammar. ‘Try it’ practical exercises and revision questions to test readers' knowledge and progress of key concepts. ‘Hot Tips’ offer handy grammar hints and ‘In context' focuses on grammatical issues that many students struggle with.

Author Biography

Dr Margaret Zeegers is Associate Professor in the School of Education and Arts at the University of Ballarat. An experienced teacher and researcher, she has worked in education as a school teacher in state schools, in TAFEs, and in universities in Australia and abroad.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Parts of Speech and Rules of Grammar 1. The Noun2. The Pronoun 3. The Apostrophe: Not a Part of Speech 4. The Preposition 5. The Adjective 6. The Article 7. The Connective 8. The Interjection 9. The Verb 10. The Adverb End of Part 1 revision section Part 2: Phrases, Clauses, Sentences and their Punctuation 11. Phrases, Clauses and Sentences 12. Types of Phrases and Clauses 13. Punctuation References and Further Reading

Long Description

Grammar Matters is a simple, accessible and engaging book about the rules of grammar. It is designed to introduce the basic foundations of grammar to teacher education students in order to build knowledge and confidence, and equip them with a range of skills and strategies to help them teach grammar and literacy. At the start of each chapter, students are introduced to the key concepts to be discussed in the chapter on the basis of what the reader already knows about grammar, and what they can expect to learn about and master in the chapter. There are basic grammar and teaching strategy 'hot tips' throughout the book to help students remember grammar rules and conventions, and apply them when teaching in the classroom.

Feature

Practical, confidence-building approach Focus on mastering basic grammar knowledge Written for adults (university students), not their future primary school students Develops explicit grammar knowledge from existing implicit knowledge

Product Details

Author
Margaret Zeegers
Year
2013
ISBN-10
0195523091
ISBN-13
9780195523096
Format
Paperback
Audience
College/Higher Education
Country of Publication
Australia
Pages
144
Publication Date
2013-11-20
Short Title
GRAMMAR MATTERS
Language
English
Media
Book
Illustrations
illustrations
Publisher
Oxford University Press ANZ
Textbook
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