English Grammar Instruction That Works!: Developing Language Skills for All Learners (Paperback)
  • English Grammar Instruction That Works!: Developing Language Skills for All Learners (Paperback)

English Grammar Instruction That Works!: Developing Language Skills for All Learners (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 14/01/2009
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How can teachers make grammar fun to learn really, really fun and memorable? Offering a fresh perspective for teaching English grammar, the authors present essentials on the structure of the English language, a wealth of practical strategies, and numerous examples of lively, student-centered activities for building students' skills and understanding. Appropriate for all learners, this accessible book examines what students should know about language and grammar and illustrates how to:

best teach students what they need to know

clarify the role of vocabulary in relationship to grammar

help students enlarge their sentence-making repertoire

incorporate grammar with language arts and other subject areas.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781412959490
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 650 g
Dimensions: 279 x 215 x 18 mm

"This is a totally new approach to teaching the dry topic of grammar. The author uses history, multiple content areas, and real-world viewpoints to involve students and give them every opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the topic." -- Linda Irvin, Fourth-Grade Teacher
"This book provides teachers with the how-to for applying the theories we find tacitly agreeable but may not know how to implement in the classroom. Without an over-reliance on case studies or anecdotes, the strategies provided are adaptable to multiple levels of grammar instruction." -- Tabia Lee, English and Social Studies Teacher
"This book is very interesting, important, and engaging. It is user friendly and introduces teachers at all levels (secondary English specialists as well as elementary generalists) to linguistic principles that should inform our teaching of both grammar and vocabulary." -- Amy Benjamin, Educational Consultant
"Andrew and Evelyn Rothstein have given teachers a model for teaching the structure of our language with fun and interesting strategies that can be used at all grade levels. They show teachers how to take grammar instruction from a stand-alone subject to an integral part of a complete literacy program." -- Kim Whitling, Fifth-Grade Inclusion Teacher
"The authors provide research-based strategies and support to move grammar instruction from diagramming sentences to constructing sentences, from rote memorization to student involvement, and from dull and boring to exciting and engaging. This text shows teachers the way English grammar instruction can really be!" -- Natalie R. Scavone, New Visions Teacher
"This book not only provides the how and why of grammar, it offers wonderful strategies that will motivate and encourage our school population to become truly successful in understanding and using language. With its numerous and engaging activities, this book will build student competence and confidence and raise the standards of literacy." -- Diana Mann, Educational Consultant
"A practical, delightful, creative, brilliant, and deep guide to English grammar instruction. Their love and extensive knowledge of the English language is evident on every page. They provide all the ingredients for teachers and students to experience expanded learning opportunities in all disciplines." -- Marilyn Zaretsky, Director
"This book is a breath of fresh air for the old, musty methods of teaching grammar. It helps students and teachers realize the practical reasons for learning grammar while understanding the history of language." -- Maryanne N. Maisano, Visiting Assistant Professor
"Provides a fresh approach that offers sound pedagogy and speaks to the challenges that teachers meet in today's classrooms. Its engaging activities will enrich students' language abilities with systematic instruction that spans all content areas." -- Elizabeth Benefield, Principal
"Informative, practical, and fun. The conversations around helping students build a Latin vocabulary places the reader within the context of how doing so increases reading comprehension, higher levels of writing, and a greater knowledge of the relationship between words and grammar." -- Ahmes Askia, Director of Professional Development
"This is a totally refreshing approach to the dreaded topic of grammar. The Rothstein's common-sense writing coupled with strategies that are extremely doable in a classroom make the topic of grammar not only exciting but understandable as well." -- Stewart Lyons, Professor
"Filled with entertaining ideas and the invitation for thoughtful classroomm possibilities, this text helps readers reconceptualize their innate language and enjoy new levels of English understanding. This book is a must for every English teacher and is a joy to read!" -- Kay A. Smith, Assistant Professor of English and Literature

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