ERIC Number: ED481697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Grammar Alive! A Guide for Teachers.
Designed to be a resource for the myriad K-12 teachers who wonder what to do about grammar--how to teach it, how to apply it, how to learn what they themselves were never taught---this book offers an informal, hands-on approach to grammar in the classroom. The book presents teachers with ways to negotiate the often conflicting goals of testing, confident writing, the culturally inclusive classroom, and the teaching of Standard English while also honoring other varieties of English. It includes numerous examples and practical vignettes describing real teachers' real classroom experiences with specific grammar lessons--including English as a second language issues--as well as chapters that review grammar basics, from how to diagram a sentence to the elements of linguistic grammar. A grammar glossary and annotated list of sources for further reading round out the book. The book begins with these sections: Vignette: Language about Language: A Middle School Grammar Class; and Introduction. Next, under I. Grammar in the Classroom--are these chapters: (1) Three Goals for Teaching Grammar; (2) Discovering Grammar; (3) Teaching the Language of Grammar; (4) Flexing the Students' Sentence Sense; and (5) Non-Native Speakers in the English Classroom. Then under II. On Grammar--are these chapters: (6) Grammar Superstitions: The Never-Never Rules; (7) Diagramming Sentences; (8) An Overview of Linguistic Grammar; and Conclusion. (NKA)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Grammar, Grammatical Acceptability, Language Usage, Linguistics, North American English, Sentence Diagramming, Sentence Structure
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.