Adjectives 002

This activity initially asks pupils to identify the adjective in the sentence and then change it to an adjective that means the exact opposite. In the second part of the activity sentences need to be rewritten twice, changing the meanings of the sentences by changing the adjective. The first one is done as an example …[read more]

Adjectives 001

This activity gives pupils the opportunity to get to grips with adjectives in a contextual setting with nouns, both recognising and using adjectives. It also gives a flavour of the way in which adjectives can be used, not only to affect meaning but to influence the feelings of the intended audience and produce an emotional response. …[read more]

Nouns 006 : Irregular plurals

This list of irregular nouns groups nouns whose plurals are formed in similar ways into categories. It is by no means exhaustive but it is sufficient to provide a good reference point for plurals that refuse to follow any of the rules. …[read more]

What’s the difference between correcting and improving?

Some thoughts about the lack of emphasis on the teaching of style in writing in favour of the expedient teaching of punctuation and grammar in isolation …[read more]

The problem with the Framework…

The Framework was and is is a laudable document, I am sure. It details the progress a child is expected to make in all aspects of English over the primary years. It told you, week by week, term by term where a child is expected to be in English and at what age …[read more]