Reading Quest Incorporating Numeracy Quest The Old Music Hall 106-108 Cowley Road Oxford OX4 1JE Reg. Charity No. 1107219 Company No. 5273829 www.readingquest.or g.uk Tel: 01865 403207 Director Jayne Lacny, MA, Cert Mgmt (Open E-mail: [email protected] Reading Quest Refresher Training Date: Tuesday December 4, 2012 Time: 9.15am until 12.30pm Location: Old Music Hall, Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JE. Workshop: Grammar and punctuation: getting ready for the tests Trainer: Mary Hopper, an independent Education Consultant specialising in literacy and former literacy consultant with Northamptonshire County Council. Details of workshop: Grammar is a hot topic in education these days but for many adults working with children, it sends shivers down the spine. This workshop will boost your confidence in teaching grammar and help you prepare for the 2013 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test. We’ll cover the terminology and subject knowledge involved, as well as practical activities to use in the classroom. Grammar and punctuation needn’t be just one more thing you’ve got to focus on this year. We’ll discuss how to enrich children’s understanding and use of sentences, without feeling like you’re ‘teaching to the test’. The workshop will place grammar and punctuation at the heart of children’s English learning, making it essential, relevant and even fun! How to attend: Please fill out the booking form and e-mail it to us. The cost is £50 a head. Details of the trainer: Mary Hopper is an Independent Literacy Consultant and self-confessed grammar geek! From Old English runes to modern classroom practice, Mary specialises in English language professional development. Until 2011 she was the Lead Advisor for Primary English at Northamptonshire Local Authority. She continues to support schools, charities and individuals to develop children’s English through her company, Three Bears Literacy Consultancy. Mary is also the author of forthcoming publications Outdoor Literacy and Unlocking Speaking and Listening in Every Child.