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ERIC Number: ED312654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Marriage of Heaven and Hell: A Successful Integration of Grammar and Writing.
Crafton, Lisa Plummer
A process-oriented freshman composition instructor who stresses invention, drafting, and revision can simultaneously integrate a form of grammatical instruction. Various methods and strategies, both from experience and research on grammar from the classical to the contemporary era, suggest such a creative integration. First, the teaching of grammatical structures should proceed with a minimum of terminology in order to minimize student confusion. Second, dictation is a good way to integrate production with proofreading. The instructor dictates a passage laden with troublesome forms, either having students write exactly what they hear and then correct it or having students consciously think and proofread as they write. Third, numerous creatively designed and grammatically oriented follow-ups to writing assignments also work well to bring production and editing together. A fourth strategy includes imitation, in which students match sentence types with their own original sentences. This encourages students to generate structure as well as an appropriate context. Finally, allowing students to discover their own grammatical problems and solutions is a valuable integration of grammar and writing. (KEH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A