Use correct basic grammar, e.g. appropriate verb tense, subject-verb agreement (a) Understand the concepts of past, present and future, that human beings exist in time, and that language reflects this through the tenses of verbs which can change form to convey time past, present or future (b) Recognise that past, present and future are expressed in different ways, such as simple, continuous and perfect aspects to convey different shades of meaning (c) Understand that verbs convey actions (physical and non-physical) (d) Understand when it is important to use Standard English grammar and when a variety may be appropriate (e) Understand and be able to recognise how different varieties of English use different grammatical structures (e.g. we was) or case (e.g. me and my friend met at the cinema) (f) Know and understand the terms verb, tense, subject of a sentence

Parts of a sentence

Submitted by Brenda Doyle on Mon, 2013-02-11 14:06

Literacy: Rs/E3.2, Rs/L1.1, Ws/E3.2, Ws/E3.3, Ws/L1.2, Ws/L2.3

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: E3, L1, L2

Brief descriptions of the main parts of a sentence to help understand the vocabulary of grammar.

Editor’s note
A very useful handout for students at several levels.

Grandma's story: Living in the Outback

Submitted by Marion Martin on Thu, 2011-12-29 15:00

Literacy: Rt/E3.1, Rt/L1.1, Ws/E3.1, Ws/E3.2, Ws/L1.1, Ws/L1.2, Wt/E3.1, Wt/E3.2, Wt/L1.1

Pre-entry: Text Focus (interest)

ESOL: ESOL Rt/E3.1a, ESOL Rt/L1.1a, ESOL Ws/E3.1a, ESOL Ws/E3.2a, ESOL Ws/L1.1a, ESOL Ws/L1.2a, ESOL Wt/E3.1a, ESOL Wt/E3.2a, ESOL Wt/L1.1a

Free tags: Australia, Equality and Diversity

Context: History

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Wordsearch, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

A first person autobiographical account of life in outback Australia.
Exercises include comprehension questions using when, where etc.
A revision of past tense verbs – regular and irregular.
A fill the gap using the correct verb tense.
A writing prompt for students to write about themselves – emphasising the use of conjunctions and short paragraphs.
A Wordsearch.
Includes a glossary of Australian words used in the text.

Birds of Prey grammar and vocabulary resources

Submitted by Kathy Emmott on Sun, 2011-09-04 18:06

Laminated verbs

Submitted by Karen Bruin on Sun, 2011-07-31 16:41

Literacy: Ws/E3.2, Ws/L1.2, Ws/L2.2

ESOL: ESOL Ws/E3.2a, ESOL Ws/L1.2a, ESOL Ws/L2.2a

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Sort or match cards

Useful set of verb cards for literacy and ESOL (includes regular and irregular examples in a wide range of tenses/moods, plus 1st-3rd person singular / plural cards). Pick and choose the ones you need according to level. Fully mapped.

Subject - verb agreement

Submitted by Mary Atherton on Mon, 2009-08-24 17:25

Literacy: Ws/E3.2, Ws/L1.2

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing, Motor vehicles & Transport, Painting Decorating & DIY

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Lesson plan, Worksheet or assignment

An immaculate set of resources accompanied by a detailed lesson plan – used with construction, decorating, and motor vehicle students but suitable for all. Includes spot the error, select the correct verb, identify the ‘subject’, spinner sentence activity for collective nouns, and a Lewis Hamilton grammar exercise.

Sentence structure and grammar

Submitted by Gill Moore on Thu, 2008-04-24 16:53

Literacy: Ws/E2.1, Ws/E3.1, Ws/E3.2

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: E2, E3

Sentence structure and grammar is a great way to introduce the idea of properly constructed sentences. Covers punctuation, connectives, tense, subjects & verbs, tense and subject-verb agreement.

The author, Gill, suggests using this PPT alongside the grammar activities on BBC Skillswise.

Tense - past, present and future

Submitted by Karen Beasley on Sun, 2008-04-06 16:53

Literacy: Rs/E3.1, Ws/E3.2

Resource type: Interactive presentation

Level: E3

A great introduction to this tricky topic – using lots of example sentences along with questions to the audience.

Literacy: Ws/E3.2, Ws/L1.2

Context: Construction Carpentry Plumbing

Level: E3, L1

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Select from is/are to create grammatically correct sentences.

What's a verb?

Submitted by Gill Gallagher on Wed, 2007-09-26 17:18

Literacy: Rs/E3.1, Ws/E3.2

Resource type: Informative presentation

Level: E3

Clear PPT gives straightforward explanations about ‘doing’ and ‘being’ verbs.

What is a sentence?

Submitted by Gill Gallagher on Mon, 2007-08-06 17:18

Literacy: Ws/E3.2, Ws/L1.2

Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E3, L1

Explains about subjects and verbs, plus a practice sheet.

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