ERIC Number: EJ624570
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
An Experiment in Teaching Grammar in Context.
Smoot, W. Scott
Voices from the Middle, v8 n3 p34-42 Mar 2001
Describes how the author, in his seventh-grade English class, taught "little grammar" (sentence structure, parts of speech, and usage) and "big grammar" (such as essay structure, points of an argument, and rhetorical devices) through reading meaningful texts drawn from their history class. Discusses successes and difficulties with this approach, and the difficulties of being held to the traditional assessment tools. (SR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme: Contextualizing Grammar.