Lessons to Share on Teaching Grammar in Context / Edition 1

Lessons to Share on Teaching Grammar in Context / Edition 1

by Constance Weaver
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0867093943

ISBN-13: 9780867093940

Pub. Date: 02/11/1998

Publisher: Heinemann

With Teaching Grammar in Context, thousands of teachers discovered why students achieve better results when they learn grammar during the process of writing. In Lessons to Share, Connie Weaver's promised sequel, she focuses on the practical, offering valuable "lessons" from educators at all levels.

The first section of the book addresses the

Overview

With Teaching Grammar in Context, thousands of teachers discovered why students achieve better results when they learn grammar during the process of writing. In Lessons to Share, Connie Weaver's promised sequel, she focuses on the practical, offering valuable "lessons" from educators at all levels.

The first section of the book addresses the learning and teaching of grammar, setting the stage for subsequent sections. The purpose behind the article on how language is learned is to help readers understand that babies and preschoolers acquire the grammar of their language without direct instruction and that language continues to develop indirectly during children's school years. Connie's article on teaching grammar in the context of writing articulates other aspects of the rationale that underlies this book: teaching grammar in the context of its use.

The second and major section deals with teaching grammar through writing, across the grades. The authors address punctuation, parts of speech, effective word choice and syntax, and conferencing with students to teach revision and editing. The next section focuses on style, with emphasis on sentence composing, "image grammar," and "breaking the rules" for stylistic effect. There is also a discussion of the power of dialects and the dialects of power. The last section deals with teaching the English language and its grammar to ESL students in kindergarten through college. The section and book conclude with an article on using grammar checking computer software.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780867093940
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
02/11/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
789,597
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

The Learning and Teaching of Grammar

How Language Is Learned: From Birth Through the Elementary Years and Beyond, J. Kiel

Teaching Grammar in the Context of Writing, C. Weaver

Grammar Through Writing, Across the Grades

Learning to Punctuate Sentences in the Elementary Grades, P. Cordeiro

Teaching Writing and Grammar in Context, S. Peterson

Facilitating the Use of Description-and Grammar, S. Woltjer

Using Mini-Lessons to Promote Student Revision: Helping Students Realize Their Power over Words, S. Rowe

When Grammar Matters: Guiding Students Through Revision, R. Callies

Learning to Use Grammar with Precision Through Editing Conferences, E. Brinkley

Developing Correctness in Student Writing: Alternatives to the Error Hunt, L. Rosen

Image Grammar, H. Noden

Teaching Style and the Use of Grammar for Rhetorical Effect and Appropriateness

Sentence Composing: Notes on a New Rhetoric, D. Killgallon

Breaking the Rules in Style, T. Romano

The Power of Dialect: Ebonics Personified, D. Troutman-Robinson

Ebonics and the "Parsley" Problem: Personal Reflections, C. Weaver

Special Populations and Situations

Meeting the Special Needs of English as a Second Language (ESL) Students in Public Schools, M. Loewe

Implementing Whole Language in a University-Level ESL Curriculum, M. Loewe

Preparing Teachers to Teach About Language, D. & Y. Freeman

Between Teachers and Computers: Does Text-Checking Software Really Improve Student Writing?, T. Beals

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