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ERIC Number: ED130317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 11
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When the Omfluker Agrally Glyphed Up: An Inductive Approach to Grammar [Using a Nonsense Game to Introduce Grammar Concepts at the College Level].
Campbell, Jeff H.
Recognition that students at Midwestern State University, Texas, lacked a basic level of linguistic skills prompted an inductive approach to the teaching of grammar, in which nonsense words were used to introduce concepts of English usage. Working in small groups, students arranged the nonsense words to form sentences which "sound[ed] like English." Class examination of the sentences revealed some of the more obvious rules of English construction: that determiners precede nouns, that words ending in "ed" indicate either past-tense verbs or adjectives, that sentences require tense consistency, that function words are vital, and so on. (KS)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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