Frustrated by your kids’ English homework? Struggling to help them study for SATs? This book explains English grammar simply, with fun illustrations and examples.
Frances – April 18, 2016:
I’m a former teacher. I left partly because of the endless soul-destroying search for good materials. It took up so much of my time and it was hell – trawling through websites, trying to find something, anything that was clear and to the point for the next day’s lesson before inevitably giving up making posters, cards and other materials from scratch. I’m skilled at grammar, but after a long day of teaching, sitting down to try to think up some quick and easy way to explain adverbs or pronouns was torture. Had this book been available when I was a teacher, I would have cried with relief.
Each page is laid out simply and clearly and explains concepts like verbs, clauses and apostrophes with examples, images, jokes and tips. It covers everything primary children need to know about grammar and, more importantly, it does it in a user-friendly, interesting way. It’s only £6.50, so an absolute bargain considering the time it could save any parent or teacher trying to tackle these topics. Because it’s an e-book, individual pages can be used on an interactive whiteboard as part of a lesson – again saving teachers huge amounts of time. Can’t recommend it enough.
Sylva Fae – April 23, 2016:
For any parent who has struggled to help a child with their homework, this book is a must. I was going through the usual headache with my eight year old daughter, failing to explain prepositions in a manner she could understand, when the link for this book popped up. I downloaded it immediately and our homework nightmare was resolved. I like the format and layout of each subject. It is clear and easy to follow with just enough information on each area of grammar without overloading the page. The colour coding and relevant examples make it simple to grasp and explain to a child.
I’ve always thought my grammar was reasonably OK but it’s amazing how much you forget if you’re not using it regularly. I continued on to read the rest of the book and found it a fascinating recap of subjects I’d not studied since my college days. While it’s written in a style to support children with their studies, it also works very well as a reference book and would be a useful resource for any adult returning to education.
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