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Aiming for - Grammar for GCSE English

Author: Series edited by Mike Gould and Paul Higgins, Written by Mike Gould and Beth Kemp
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: 06-01-2014
ISBN: 978-0-00-754755-5
Pages: 96

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Boost students’ understanding of grammar and punctuation to improve their writing and their GCSE results.

Each of the thirty-six tutorials explains a key aspect of grammar, spelling or punctuation within a GCSE or IGCSE writing context. By exploring the choices other writers make, students will learn how to strengthen their own writing at a word, sentence, paragraph and whole text level.

•Recap the basics of word classes; sentence grammar, including tenses and mood; punctuation and paragraphing in Chapter 1.
•Focus on the specifics of writing to inform and explain; writing to summarise; writing to argue and persuade; writing to explore and analyse; and writing to describe and narrate in dedicated chapters.
•Explore the sample answers in the final chapter on proofreading and editing to understand how you can check and improve your work in exams and controlled assessments.

This explicit, purposeful teaching of grammar, spelling and punctuation in GCSE and IGCSE writing contexts will help students obtain the marks available for accuracy and access the wider range of marks available for effective expression.

These one-off tutorials can be used in regular grammar sessions or as an intensive intervention programme as part of your GCSE course or as a preparation for key stage 4 in Year 9.

Reviews
  • ”•'I would be very keen to use the book with my students to help them develop a more crafted approach to their writing. It covers all the key grammatical areas and in a clear and systematic way.”
  • ”•'This is the most useful book of its kind I’ve seen and exactly what I need to support my own IGCSE students. There’s something slightly 'old-fashioned”about it but I mean this as a compliment. My generally high-achieving, switched-on students will appreciate something that doesn’t patronise them but does just show them what they need to do to get the grades!”
  • ”•'This is the most useful book of its kind I’ve seen and exactly what I need to support my own IGCSE students. There’s something slightly 'old-fashioned’ about it but I mean this as a compliment. My generally high-achieving, switched-on students will appreciate something that doesn’t patronise them but does just show them what they need to do to get the grades!”
  • ”There are quite a few books on the subject of grammar and punctuation, but these are not targeted to GCSE English and the topics studied within it. That’s what would set this book apart from the others. This book is a good way to show SPAG in context, and any further intervention could be explained by the teacher or taken from other resources if necessary.”
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