#TES Live How I learned to stop worrying about SPaG and learned to love grammar



How I learned to stop worrying about SPaG and learned to love grammar



Why tune in?

If the thought of teaching grammar is keeping you awake at night, then tune into our webchat with author Sara Wernham, a former primary school teacher who has spent the last ten years writing teacher friendly handbooks on how to teach spelling, grammar and punctuation.

The explicit teaching of grammar has generated a lot of column inches lately with its inclusion in the new draft national curriculum and the inaugural SPaG test taken this May by Year 6 pupils. However, many teachers weren't taught grammar explicitly themselves at school and are understandably nervous about having to teach it to their pupils.




Like many teachers, Sara Wernham wasn't taught grammar explicitly herself and had to learn the rules from scratch before writing the popular Jolly Grammar handbooks. Sara has retired from teaching in primary school and now helps to train teachers to use synthetic phonics and grammar in class.

About our guest:

Sara Wernham is a former primary school teacher and author of the popular Jolly Grammar handbooks.









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