ERIC Number: EJ535493
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Watch Your Language: Teaching Standard Usage to Resistant and Reluctant Learners.
English Journal, v85 n7 p91-95 Nov 1996
Explores why students might be resistant to learning standard usage. Presents a history of "nonsense" grammar rules. Discusses two reasons for correcting students' grammar. Suggests that classrooms should support the language each student brings to school; provide them with input from an additional code; and give them opportunities to use the new code in a nonthreatening, real communicative context. (RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme: The Great Debate (Again): Teaching Grammar and Usage.