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Grammar knowledge and students’ writing

Janet Fellowes
Lecturer, School of Education, Edith Cowan University
The teaching of grammar to middle and upper primary students should form part of the process of helping them to write clearly and effectively. In learning about grammar, children develop an understanding of how language works. Grammatical concepts such as word groups, clauses, conjunctions and linking words can become the student’s grammar vocabulary, a metalanguage to inform their writing, reading and dialogue. Work with grammar can always take the student one step further in their ability to produce a quality text.

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English language teaching