Knowledge of Language

Knowledge of Language

Curriculum for Excellence has made explicit the expectation that all staff have a responsibility to contribute to the literacy development of learners. However, not all education professionals are fully confident in their own understanding of how language works. The Knowledge of Language modules provide staff with a way of accessing further information about some of the common features of our language.

It must be stressed that the English module is intended as a basic guide: it is neither exhaustive nor definitive. Both of these modules are designed to be ‘dipped into’ rather than read from start to finish – use what you think you need.

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English

Find out about parts of speech, punctuation, grammar and syntax, tricky spellings and common confusions.

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Scots

An essential introduction to the Scots language with information on its history, dialects, its role in education and how to incorporate Scots into teaching across the curriculum.