Mind Your Language; Grammar Guide to Raise Standards in Our Primaries
Byline: LAURA CLARK
PRIMARY school children are to spend more time on spelling, punctuation and essay writing in an assault on poor grammar, it emerged yesterday.
Education Secretary David Blunkett will tomorrow unveil a campaign to boost youngsters' writing skills which are lagging far behind their reading abilities.
He is expected to name 38 'beacon' schools across the country which are judged by inspectors to be teaching writing well.
They will be given [pounds sterling]35,000 each to help them pass on the secrets of their success, for example, by hosting workshops for teachers at other schools nearby.
A 216-page guide is being issued …
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Publication information: Article title: Mind Your Language; Grammar Guide to Raise Standards in Our Primaries. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: November 27, 2000. Page number: 41. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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