Grammar to Enrich and Enhance Writing

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Author: Constance Weaver,Jonathan Bush

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780325007588

Category: Education

Page: 299

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Provides teaching ideas and lessons plans for teachers on grammar instruction for middle and secondary school students to improve their writing skills.

Lessons to Share on Teaching Grammar in Context

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Author: Constance Weaver

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 323

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This book features eighteen articles addressing issues such as: how language is learned, and teaching grammar through writing, across the grades.

Teaching Grammar in Context

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Author: Constance Weaver

Publisher: Boynton/Cook

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Weaver extends her philosophy by offering teachers a rationale and practical ideas for teaching grammar not in isolation but in the context of writing.

The Grammar Plan Book

A Guide to Smart Teaching

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Author: Constance Weaver

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325010434

Category: Education

Page: 153

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A complete planning tool, The Grammar Plan Book has two complementary parts. Part one describes an overarching framework for high-quality grammar instruction in conjunction with the process of writing Then in part two, Weaver presents an exceptional tool for preparing to teach grammar related to improving writing: a minimal grammar handbook for teachers that doubles as a lesson planner. Everything you need to know to teach major grammatical options, stylistic features, and conventions is included Then in part two, Weaver presents an exceptional tool for preparing to teach grammar related to improving writing: a minimal grammar handbook for teachers that doubles as a lesson planner. Everything you need to know to teach major grammatical options, stylistic features, and conventions is included

Issues in Applying SLA Theories toward Reflective and Effective Teaching

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Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004380884

Category: Education

Page: 228

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"A reflective teacher as a growth-minded person seeks opportunities to continue professional development. Reflection not only ignites a teacher's desire for improvement, but also inspires continuous learning. Through accurate grasp of self-assessment, confidence, self-appraisal, a reflective practitioner can plant the seeds of effective teaching. This book aims to guide EFL teachers to teach language reflectively and effectively. It includes two parts, the first focuses on the SLA theories and their impact on language teaching and the second centers on the reflective and effective teaching of language components and skills. The editors hope this book could contribute to those who wish to become effective teachers since this results in nurturing learners' cravings to learn in a safe and supportive environment"--

Tools, Not Rules Teaching Grammar in the Writing Classroom

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Author: Tommy Thomason,Geoff Ward

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1609110951

Category: Education

Page: 140

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If you want to start an argument in a teachers' lounge, bring up the topic of how best to teach grammar. There is a wide spectrum of opinion. Traditionalists claim that we must explicitly teach grammar. Students drill the basics and diagram sentences. Sometimes their study and drills take the place of writing, but these teachers claim that good writing demands good grammar. At the opposite end of the spectrum are teachers who claim that the best way to learn grammar is to write, thereby being forced to use grammar in writing and editing. They reason that students will learn grammar in the context of actually using it, without all the drills and worksheets. They trust the writing process to instill an appreciation for grammar, instead of actually teaching it. Teachers on the write-to-learn-grammar side claim that students who are only taught grammar rules might pass tests, but since they didn't learn in the context of writing, they typically don't apply the rules when they write. Grammar traditionalists say students in writing classes never learn grammar at all, because it is not explicitly taught. In Tools, Not Rules, authors Tommy Thomason and Geoff Ward take the middle-ground position that grammar should be taught as part of the writing process. Tommy Thomason is a veteran journalist and university journalism professor at TCU. Geoff Ward is a well-known Australian professor and associate dean from James Cook University in Townsville. Both have written several books and work extensively with American teachers. Publisher's website: http: //www.eloquentbooks.com/ ToolsNotRules-TeachingGrammarInTheWritingClassroom.htm

Grammar Matters

Lessons, Tips, and Conversations Using Mentor Texts, K-6

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Author: Lynne R. Dorfman,Diane Dougherty

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571109919

Category: Education

Page: 336

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If you are a teacher of grades K-6, you might be asking, "Shoud I teach grammar in my class on a daily basis? How would I go about doing this? And how can I teach grammar so it isn't boring to my kids?" In Grammar Matters, Lynne Dofman and Diane Dougherty answer these questions and more. Using mentor texts as the cornerstone for how best to teach grammar, this book provides teachers with almost everything they need to get kids not only engaged but excited about learning grammar. Divided into four parts--Narrative Writing, Informational Writing, Opinion Writing, and Grammar Conversations--this hand reference provides practical teaching tips, assessment ideas, grammar definitions, and specific mentor texts to help students learn about parts of speech, idoms, usage issues, and punctuation. Through "Your Turn Lessons," conversations, conferences, and drafting, revising, and editing exercies, students will learn not only specific concepts but also how to reflect upon and transfer what they have learned to other writing tasks, no matter the subject. The "Treasure Chest of Children's Books" provides an extensive list of both fiction and nonfiction books that fit naturally into grammar instruction. Eight appendices provide even more resources, including information on homophones, using mentor texts to teach grammar and conventions, checklists, comma rules, help for ELL students, and a glossary of ramar terms. Grammar Matters links instruction to the Common Core State Standards and features quality, classroom-tested tools that help teachers provide their students with the gifts of grammar and literacy.

From Texting to Teaching

Grammar Instruction in a Digital Age

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Author: Jeremy Hyler,Troy Hicks

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317363299

Category: Education

Page: 134

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Don’t blame technology for poor student grammar; instead, use technology intentionally to reach students and actually improve their writing! In this practical book, bestselling authors Jeremy Hyler and Troy Hicks reveal how digital tools and social media – a natural part of students’ lives – can make grammar instruction more authentic, relevant, and effective in today’s world. Topics Covered: Teaching students to code switch and differentiate between formal and informal sentence styles Using flipped lessons to teach the parts of speech and help students build their own grammar guides Enlivening vocabulary instruction with student-produced video Helping students master capitalization and punctuation in different digital contexts Each chapter contains examples, screenshots, and instructions to help you implement the ideas. With the strategies in this book, you can empower students to become better writers with the tools they already love and use daily. Additional resources and links are available on the book’s companion wiki site: textingtoteaching.wikispaces.com

Reading Process and Practice

From Socio-psycholinguistics to Whole Language

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Author: Constance Weaver

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 707

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Updated and revised, this text begins with a discussion of the reading process. New to this edition are chapters on characterizing whole language principles and practices and growing into whole language teaching of writing, reading, literature, and theme study.

Theme Exploration

A Voyage of Discovery

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Author: Connie Weaver,Joel Chaston,Scott Peterson

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435087807

Category: Education

Page: 230

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