The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is filled with easy-to-understand rules,real-world examples, dozens of reproducible exercises, and pre- and post-tests. This handy workbook is ideal for teachers, students in middle school through college, ESL students, homeschoolers, and professionals. Valuable for anyone who takes tests or writes reports, letters, Web pages, e-mails, or blogs, The Blue Book offers instant answers to everyday English usage questions.
The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation succeeds at a rare feat: being many things to many people. It's a refresher for experts, a reference for lay people, and a lesson plan for teachers. Now in its tenth edition, The Blue Book is a ...
Author: Jane Straus
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.
The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation, Eleventh Edition English Usage Rules Explained in Plain English It doesn't take a lifetime to master English grammar and punctuation. All it takes is The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation.
Author: Jane Straus
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This handy guide provides the basic information about grammar and punctuation that people need on a daily basis. Arranged in an easy-to-use two-colour A-Z format, the book contains entries for standard grammatical terms and deals with specific questions of usage such as the difference between 'may' and 'might' or 'that' and 'which'.
Readers of all levels will find this volume to be an essential tool for writing at home, in the office, at school, and at college.
Author: John Seely
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Author: Mary K. McCaskill
Category: Technical writing
Trainee and beginning teachers often find the teaching of grammar, punctuation and spelling especially challenging as they are not confident in their own knowledge. This popular text explores and provides the subject knowledge you will need to teach grammar, punctuation and spelling and gives guidance on how to teach it. The text is really accessible and includes lots of examples and teaching ideas, enabling you to approach teaching with ease. Detailed examples of effective lessons show you how to engage children’s interest in some of the more formal aspects of writing and throughout, activities and practical examples demonstrate how you can translate this learning into the classroom. This third edition has been updated to include more examples of children's work. A new chapter is added on 'Teaching grammar across the curriculum' to support an integrated approach to the teaching of grammar.
As they stand, the sentences are grammatically accurate, but if we change the punctuation we can make them mean something ... 151) explains: Punctuation marks are the main means of showing the grammatical organisation of what you write.
Author: David Waugh
Publisher: Learning Matters
This book offers a whole school approach to the teaching of grammar and punctuation that is fully matched to the demands of the English grammar and punctuation test and the new curriculum. With the shift towards elegant, well-constructed sentences, it offers the busy teacher three simple steps to motivate and engage children, through: • explicit teaching and modelling; • over forty practical games and activities; • application and improvement within editing and proof reading. This book draws on recent research but also is based on many years of classroom practice and a number of case studies. Practical examples develop teachers' understanding of grammatical terms and progression and show how it is possible to have a significant impact on vocabulary, sentence structure and children's writing in general. A balance is found where skills are explicitly taught but within the context of an exciting and interesting curriculum.
Appendix 1 (page 79) shows the progression in grammar and punctuation, which is based and developed from: Appendix 2 from the 2014 National Curriculum for English ○○ the updated writing level descriptors from the Standards and Testing ...
Author: Peter Burrows
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
With a clear, colour layout, this is a dictionary with a difference. It covers all the grammar terms required for the KS3 curriculum, punctuation marks and when to use them, and spelling rules, tips and examples. New for this edition is a section on vocabulary and usage which provides perfect support for building language in context and improving writing skills in secondary school. Finally, there is an alphabetical dictionary of tricky spellings with hints and tips on how to avoid making common spelling mistakes. These words are chosen using analysis of real children's writing in the Oxford Children's Corpus. This unique dictionary is a valuable resource for exam preparation, including GCSEs. Online activities provide easy practice at home or can be usedas part of lesson starters and homework. For free downloadable activity worksheets, go to www.oxfordschooldictionaries.com.
Improve your writing and boost your vocabulary with this new edition of the complete guide to getting your grammar, punctuation and spelling right. ✓ Easy to use accessible guide to grammar, punctuation and spelling, as well as a list ...
Author: Oxford Dictionaries
Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Trainee and beginning teachers often find the teaching of grammar especially challenging. This popular text provides the subject knowledge you need to teach grammar, punctuation and spelling and explores how to teach it. Detailed examples of effective lessons show you how to engage children’s interest in some of the more formal aspects of writing. Throughout, activities and practical examples demonstrate how you can translate this learning for the classroom. This fourth edition has been updated to include new content on developing children′s vocabulary. A subject knowledge audit has been added to support you to assess your level of knowledge and confidence and to identify areas for development. All chapters are now linked to the CCF.
Trainee and beginning teachers often find the teaching of grammar especially challenging. This popular text provides the subject knowledge you need to teach grammar, punctuation and spelling and explores how to teach it.
Author: David Waugh
Publisher: Learning Matters
It's important in our daily lives for us to write clear English which is easily understood. If we get the basics wrong, our words may be misinterpreted and cause confusion. To make sure our written words convey our exact meanings, we need to understand the fundamentals of the English language, such as the parts of speech, how sentences and paragraphs are constructed, and the correct use of punctuation. We also need to spell the words correctly! This indispensable reference guide to the rules and conventions governing written English will help all those who are unsure about whether to use "its" or "it's", or a colon instead of a comma, or how to spell words such as "separate".
This indispensable reference guide to the rules and conventions governing written English will help all those who are unsure about whether to use "its" or "it's", or a colon instead of a comma, or how to spell words such as "separate". ...
Author: J.E. Metcalfe
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This revision and practice book covers all areas that will be tested at the end of primary school in the English test in Grammar, punctuation, spelling and vocabulary test at levels 3 - 5. This is the Standard Assessment Test or the SATs as popularly known. Some harder questions aimed at level 6 have been deliberately included in the book to give further practice to pupils who are able; taken all together, completion of the exercises will not only help pupils perform well in their SATs, they will prepare them well for their work at secondary school and beyond. Each section provides background information on different word classes in sentence construction; examples of correct usage in both speaking and writing composition are included as are a variety of consolidation exercises. Completing the exercises will ensure that pupils gain fluency in both oral and written communications and know what to do if misunderstanding should occur during private or school work. The revision notes and exercises will also help pupils' reading fluency. This book is also suitable for those new to the English language or learning English as an additional language.
This is the Standard Assessment Test or the SATs as popularly known.Some harder questions aimed at level 6 have been deliberately included in the book to give further practice to pupils who are able; taken all together, completion of the ...
Author: Fidelia Nimmons
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub