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Hear a podcast where David West Brown and Rebecca Wheeler discuss code-switching.
In Other Words is a tour de force. As a linguist and teacher educator, I am grateful to David West Brown for bringing his powerhouse of knowledge and real-world savvy to our 21st-century English classrooms.
-Rebecca S. Wheeler
Coauthor of Code Switching
In Other Words provides teachers with practical step-by-step suggestions for helping secondary students understand and produce the academic writing expected in school. No other text on writing that I am familiar with lays out the keys to successful academic writing as well as this book does.
-David E. Freeman
Coauthor of Essential Linguistics
Grammar doesn't have to be boring! David West Brown shows us how to facilitate students' use of standard English in their writing, lifting grammar from the page and into students' habits.
Coauthor of Word Wise & Content Rich
Some of your students may need a better grasp on conventional grammar. Others may need help with the demands of academic writing. Still others may write in Vernacular English or have limited English proficiency. But all of them need to be able to use Standard English well to succeed in school and in the workplace. In Other Words helps adolescents build facility with the formal register of school by connecting its conventions to the conventions of the language they speak outside the classroom.
In Other Words presents 35 detailed, practical, and sensitive lessons using examples drawn from commonly taught literature and from popular culture. For students who need it most, you'll increase their exposure to academic English. At the same time, you'll support deeper language study throughout the classroom.
Use In Other Words and embed language study into everything you do. You'll soon see that while there's no such thing as a standard student, every student can communicate effectively in Standard English.