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The inquiry noted the critical importance of teachers. But it also concluded that, unfortunately, the systematic support for classroom teachers to build the appropriate skills to teach reading effectively is inadequate. The Australian Council for Educational Research plays an impor­tant role in creating and disseminating knowledge and providing tools that can be used to improve learning. Barbara Dykes is to be commended for the outstanding job she has done with this excellent publication. As its name suggests, Grammar for Everyone seeks to provide practical tools for learning and teaching grammar – for everyone. Grammar for Everyone provides a thorough reference guide for the different types of word, guidance for correct punctuation, instruction for optimal sentence structure and advice for a correct, clear and persuasive way to speak and write. Most importantly, Grammar for Everyone offers excellent advice for those in a position to teach others. Australia must be a nation that values learning, has the highest admiration for those who teach and gets behind those who provide knowledge and research that can help students and teachers alike. Australia is a wonderful country, with so much to offer. We must do everything we can to make sure all Australians can read, write and communicate well, so that they can reach their full potential, take advantage of the many opportunities available to them and fully participate in our society. The Hon. Dr Brendan Nelson MP

Grammar for Everyone  

Grammar for Everyone

Grammar for Everyone  

Grammar for Everyone

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