A 5 week intervention where a GCSE class of Year 10 boys were taught grammar through the context of writing in contrast to their usual lessons of grammar in isolation. This inquiry looked at what the impact of this was on their writing and their attitude.
The year 10 boys were particularly weak in their accuracy of writing and were losing marks in their coursework due to this. In addition, the boys’ negative attitude to writing was causing them to make careless and unnecessary errors which in turn was also having a negative impact on their coursework marks.
The findings highlight that their attitude to writing had a significant impact on their writing and how despite their accuracy and style improving during the course of the intervention, they still preferred lessons of grammar in isolation because they were ‘easier’.
© R. Cummins January 2016