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Teaching Grammar in Context
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Instead, Connie Weaver has created a text that reintroduces sanity to the issue of how to teach grammar, and its kin, writing.
This text clearly explains the history of grammar and how it has been taught in history. It addresses how children learn language (and thus grammar)and what does that mean for the way we teach it.
In particular, she share the overwhelming compelling evidence of numerous studies that we can not teach grammar in isolation through drills and worksheets.
What is then WONDERFUL about this text is that she goes on to show what DOES work in teaching grammar to students. She outlines specific lessons and how and why they work. And, of course, she backs it up with some research from the field.
Anyone who plans on being a teacher in elementary or a language arts teacher in the higher grades should be REQUIRED to read this book. Parents who want to know how their children can benefit from grammar instruction combined with whole language ideals (reading and writing) should read this.
This book is not for everybody's taste. For those teachers who are struggling in teaching grammar in the classroom, this book can help clarify answers to several questions about grammatical instruction.
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Teaching Grammar in Context, by Constance Weaver, © 1996
The Amazon "Look Inside" feature indicates that there are 87 'had's in whatever amount of the text they... Read more
I really, really dislike Weaver's view on the importance of teaching grammar in schools. I, like Weaver, believe that reading and writing is an incredibly important tool for... Read morePublished on December 3, 2013 by Annie
This book was very confusing and I believ out of date. It took forever to get to my house and was not worth the wait.Published on August 13, 2013 by Kimberly Konodi