While the French sometimes have their own way of doing things… just as the English…
… it is French grammar that is perhaps the most difficult of concepts for children to grasp – not least due to the gender classification of words. But despite this, there is very little guidance in the Programmes of Study about how grammar should be taught:
|“Pupils should be taught to understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.”|
Which is why we have picked apart this statement to produce the resource
‘Getting to Grips with French Grammar’.
Getting to Grips with French Grammar provides a model of progression for each key element (gender, verbs, sentence building and forming questions) by breaking them down into four progressive stages which teachers can build into their planning and teaching.
The resource also provides a number of assessment exemplification tasks which demonstrate how grammar can be taught and assessed alongside other elements of language, rather than in isolation.
For more information and to see sample pages, visit www.brilliantpublications.co.uk/book/getting-to-grips-with-french-grammar-at-key-stage-2-745. Alternatively, you can contact us by phone on 01449 766629 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can order Getting to Grips with French Grammar on our website either in PDF for £10.99 or as a hardcopy book for £15.99. There is also the option to buy both the hardcopy and PDF together at a discounted price of £19.29.
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