The Building Blocks of Grammar

Published: March 3, 2021

This visual reference guide:

  • is a blueprint for constructing and grammatically describing any sentence using words turned into building blocks
  • focuses on word and phrase classes, types of/differences between phrases, clauses and sentences, including sentence moods, and addresses some frequently encountered grammatical problems in writing and speaking
  • introduces a colour code to grammatical word classes with distinctive colour patterns for word classes that often ‘go together’
  • is suitable for any child of primary school age (5-11) as well as many children of secondary school age
  • covers the guidelines of the Department for Education for teaching grammar in Key Stage 1 and 2, with all grammatical terms based on the Primary National Curriculum
  • offers suggestions for practical activities to complement theoretical grammar instruction
  • provides a list of everything you need to start learning grammar with building blocks.

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