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Can anyone recommend a book which describes nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc, compound words, suffixes - what the lot is really -

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pepsi Mon 13-Oct-08 14:09:23

I wondered if anyone could recommend a simple easy to use book which describes what everything means. My ds is in Year 4 and really really struggles with literacy and spelling, his vocabulary is great but just hates literacy. Trouble is its been a long time since I really took the time to break down the english language so Im a bit rusty on whats what myself and thought a book on the subject would be great for all of us. Any other recommendations on getting a very reluctant 8 year old boy to write much appreciated.

enduringsurrey Mon 13-Oct-08 14:11:50

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seeker Mon 13-Oct-08 14:16:04

There was a brilliant little book free with the Saturday Guardian a few weeks ago. Maybe worth giving them a ring and seeing if there are any left anywhere.

Also, see what the school's got - it might be a good idea to have the same one at home that they've got at school.

Marina Mon 13-Oct-08 14:43:15

The price quoted by Amazon on this is ridiculous, but you could try for it at local libraries etc
We have it and it really is excellent.

slayerette Mon 13-Oct-08 14:44:13

Go on Amazon and search for Usborne English grammar. You will get loads of options coming up - spelling and punctuation too. Usborne books are really child friendly and explain what he needs to know very clearly with lots of lively illustrations - nothing dry and dull!

batters Mon 13-Oct-08 14:58:38

agree with slayerette - dd has the Usbourne grammar, spelling and punctuation books. Very child friendly.

kinkajou Mon 13-Oct-08 15:03:59

this Junior English is very good www.amazon.co.uk/Junior-English-Bk/dp/0602275083/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1223906451&sr=8-4 check if your library has it as there are 4 books altogether and its quite expensive.

kinkajou Mon 13-Oct-08 15:05:30

sorry this one www.amazon.co.uk/Junior-English-Book-1-Answers/dp/0602275091/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_b

pepsi Mon 13-Oct-08 16:28:17

Thanks all.

cupchar Mon 13-Oct-08 16:33:26

this is good as it's a pop up book www.amazon.co.uk/Great-Grammar-Book-Kate-Petty/dp/1898304750

wohmum Mon 13-Oct-08 23:24:30

there's also one called 'silly story laboratory ' which hsas magnetic words with diffrent colours for nouns, verbs etc.

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