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Image Grammar : Using Grammatical Structures to Teach Writing(Bk & Cdrom)
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Image Grammar if a very successful classroom practice. It goes beyond grammar and lends style to your students' writing.
In Harry Noden's Image Grammar, he teaches us, whether we be teachers of writers or writers ourselves, that there is method to the magic made by our most talented writers. He shows us, in a way that is practical, and crystal clear, the grammatical structures used by our best writers, giving examples of the techniques, and breaking them down so that the techniques can be applied by writers and student writers. He gives us tested classroom strategies useful in teaching the structures or in applying them, again, in our own writings.
Image Grammar has taught me much as a writer and has allowed my 7th and 8th grade students to write on a new level, with a new passion, and using professional writing structures and written images I'd never known kids could produce. In its impact on teaching writing, Image Grammar is revolutionary. And once you see how the magic is done, you'll never write, teach writing, or even read writing in the same way again.
I wish I had this book earlier. The book seemed to drag a little in the last one-third of the book. But, given the overwhelming amount of useful material presented by the author, I have to rate the book most highly. This book is appropriate for individual writers as well as writing instructors.
The author provides an extensive bibliography, which has now set me off on a chase for those books he recommended.
Sugar Land, TX
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the best breakdowns for teaching high level grammar that I have ever seen.Published 27 days ago by Susan
Common Core places greater emphasis on informative (nonfiction) texts. This book will not help you teach that. So, be warned.Published on January 6, 2014 by TS
this book comes with a CD, but mine didn't. I used this book (just the first few chapters) teaching summer school0 and the students loved the different approach to grammar. Read morePublished on July 8, 2013 by 60's hippie girl
This book should be in the hands of every high school student and teacher in America. It is really that good!Published on March 31, 2012 by Ronald J. Chase
cost-saving and good quality,fast delivery, I like it very much.the book is very acceptable for reading and using.Good buying experiencePublished on September 22, 2011 by Why
I am a grad student working towards a certificate and masters degree in teaching high school English. Read morePublished on August 8, 2009 by Sherry McGuire
I had to buy this book for my son's school (elementary level) and it was a real snooze fest. I'm all for educational advancement and I can honestly say that the book has some... Read morePublished on February 1, 2009 by Esther Dennis
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS BOOK! I have searched for years for a useful way to teach grammar. This book has been an inspiration to my teaching. Read morePublished on September 9, 2007 by A. Cox