Grammar books for 11+ exam

(8 Posts)
hammertoe Wed 03-Apr-13 17:52:04

My DD is taking the Essex eleven plus in September and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions of a book or other learning tool (website/app etc) that would have all of the grammatical terms - antonyms, concrete nouns, homophones etc etc that come up in an easy to learn format. She is practising at home with the BondOnline website so any advice would be very gratefully received. Many thanks

CarpeVinum Wed 03-Apr-13 21:55:07

I haven't tried any of their 11 plus books, but have been really happy with the quality of their other titles. Worth a peek.

www.galorepark.co.uk/

CarpeVinum Wed 03-Apr-13 21:56:16

Again no direct 11+ experience, but really like their range in terms of focused revision.

www.cgpbooks.co.uk/pages/books_11_Plus_home.asp

invicta Wed 03-Apr-13 21:56:38

Have you discovered the Elevenplusexams.co.uk website. It has lots of useful info, plus you can purchase books and resources relevant to the area you live in.

hammertoe Fri 05-Apr-13 01:46:58

Thank you both very much for your help, I will look into all of these, thank you for taking the time to reply smile thanks

piggywigwig Fri 05-Apr-13 11:43:11

Sadly, there isn't too much out there, that's specific to the rather unique format of the CSSE Essex English exam and there doesn't appear to be anything in the elevenplusexams.co.uk online shop.

The Bond Guide to 11+ English can be very useful in clarifying and then providing little tests in areas such as grammatical terms ie synonyms, antonyms, homophone, homographs etc. For the more general stuff, like literary devices, the internet is an amazing source of definition then it's fairly easy to make your own little tests up, in the same format as the CSSE English, ie get your DC to identify a concrete noun, abstract noun, irony etc.
For more CSSE style English exams, this is an amazing site...

http://visuteach.com/essex-11-plus/

http://www.visuteach.com/wp-content/uploads/11plusexams_essex_sample_english_test.pdf

Synonyms and antonyms are really for the VR test

Here's a little online test to see if your DC can identify the CSSE literary devices

http://visuteach.com/literary-devices/

..and one for grammar

http://visuteach.com/grammar/

Have fun!

hammertoe Fri 05-Apr-13 20:20:00

Thanks piggywigwig, lots to look at there grin

Reshmaj Tue 14-Jun-16 11:51:46

Hello piggywig,

just wanted to know whether doing independent school maths tests are useful for csse maths?

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