Grammar for a Purpose 5
|The Grammar for a Purpose series uses the standard grammar terminology within a contextual framework to develop knowledge and understanding of how grammar is used and how it can change to suit the writing purpose.
◦Present authentic models of grammar in informative, imaginative and persuasive texts.
◦Explore the key grammar features of each text type at the text, sentence and word level, and then compare the use of a specific word-level grammar feature in two other text types.
◦Define the Australian Curriculum metalanguage of grammar.
◦Explore grammar choices in writing so that grammar becomes more than a simple set of rules.
◦Analyse the use of language devices to create specific effects, for example, similes, metaphors, repetition, technical language and so on.
◦Allow ample opportunity for revision and consolidation of grammar knowledge and skills.
◦Include reflection of learning prompts at relevant intervals.
◦A CD-ROM is included with each student book to model, review and assess puncuation usage.
◦A punctuation continuum across year levels.
◦Preparation for NAPLAN testing.
◦Proofreading for puncuation exercises allowing students to apply their knowledge and skills.