Learning and Teaching Scotland has launched an online Italian grammar reference for teachers in its modern foreign languages environment.
It sets out the rules of grammar for the structures which are commonly used in P6-7 teaching. It features nouns, adjectives - agreement, irregular forms and possessive - and definite and indefinite articles, verb forms - including subject pronouns, tenses, the reflexive, interrogative and imperative - and days of the week, months, dates, numerals and some common phrases to describe the weather.
LTS says: "The fact that the resource has been produced does not mean primary school teachers will now be expected to teach grammar formally as it is laid out here. There is no expectation that pupils should work through this ... It is a reference resource for teachers, to try to make them more comfortable with the rules behind the communicative language which they are offering in class."
It advises: "Any explanation of grammar given to pupils should not be taken directly from this resource and projected on the whiteboard. Instead, teachers can use it to find out the correct form before going on to explain, in their own words, any basic rules."