SPELLING, PUNCTUATION AND GRAMMAR
Phil Beadle

Phil Beadle Phil is not only as expert as it is possible to be in this area, having written for every broadsheet newspaper in the UK, but has a reputation forged over many years for making, as the Guardian wrote, 'Even the grittiest parts of grammar sing.' Since winning the UK Teacher of the Year award ten years ago, he has written eight best-selling books on teaching and learning, along with a column 'On Teaching' for The Guardian, and contributed to the TES, Teach Secondary, The Telegraph, The Times, The Independent and The Sydney Morning Herald.

"He's one of the best speakers I have heard and, in particular, offered practical strategies to improve teaching and learning rather than just woolly exhortations to do better."
Torfaen Learning Conference

Your accountability to SPaG

  • address Ofsted's latest literacy initiatives
  • review new responsibilities under the national SPaG test at Key Stage 2
  • assess SPaG criteria and weighting for GCSE and A Level marking

What to teach and how to teach it

  • integrate SPaG workshops into everyday practice
  • dispel SPaG myths and instil fundamental rules upon the use of the passive voice, perfect and imperfect tenses, fronted adverbials, relative clauses, positioning, prepositions, split infinitives, contractions…

Delivery

  • Whole day INSET
  • Half day INSET
  • Twilight
  • Keynote speaker
  • 1-1 Session

The SPaG Grab Bag

Useful spelling strategies and rules:

  • writing composition assessment examples
  • intervention approaches
  • grammar checklists
  • technical writing assessment tools
  • worksheets
  • menus for punctuation usage
  • models of best practice
  • common mistakes and misconceptions
  • writing frames that enforce creative punctuation use

Become an advanced teacher of literacy

  • why is spelling important? Assessing types of spelling errors and specific interventions
  • teaching exercises to underpin the most complex sentence structures in a creative and rhythmic manner through outstanding punctuation
  • using punctuation to manipulate a reader's response
  • unpick the useful from the merely prescriptive in terms of grammar
  • use grammar as a driver of improvements in children's writing

Contact

To book or discuss packages:

E : Chris@teachology.co.uk
T : 020 7736 1680
W : teachology-education.co.uk/insets

 

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