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ERIC Number: ED481233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Successful Techniques in Grammar Instruction. ERIC Topical Bibliography and Commentary.
Smith, Carl B., Ed.
Grammar study needs to be functional. Learners need to have a sense of how knowledge of grammar can help them communicate more effectively, both orally and in writing. The focus of grammar instruction is shifting from repetition and rote drills, memorizing parts of speech, and diagramming to develop an awareness of language in general and how it varies and changes. This topical bibliography and commentary outlines a number of strategies educators can use with students that incorporate the learning of grammar concepts into a language arts curriculum that develops the functional composing and comprehending abilities of the students. The bibliography/commentary discusses word study in grammar instruction, grammar instruction in authentic contexts, and grammar instruction revisited. It notes that current research in education indicates that effective grammar instruction emphasizes integrating the study of spelling, grammar, and meaning into a curriculum in which reading and writing are central. Lists 3 Internet resources and 4 references. (NKA)
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English and Communication, 2805 E. 10th St. # 140, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698. Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.