Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, and Style Into Writer's Workshop
Stenhouse Publishers, 2005 - 200 頁
Some teachers love grammar and some hate it, but nearly all struggle to find ways of making the mechanics of English meaningful to kids. As a middle school teacher, Jeff Anderson also discovered that his students were not grasping the basics, and that it was preventing them from reaching their potential as writers. Jeff readily admits, ?I am not a grammarian, nor am I punctilious about anything,” so he began researching and testing the ideas of scores of grammar experts in his classroom, gradually finding successful ways of integrating grammar instruction into writer's workshop.
Mechanically Inclined is the culmination of years of experimentation that merges the best of writer's workshop elements with relevant theory about how and why skills should be taught. It connects theory about using grammar in context with practical instructional strategies, explains why kids often don't understand or apply grammar and mechanics correctly, focuses on attending to the ?high payoff,” or most common errors in student writing, and shows how to carefully construct a workshop environment that can best support grammar and mechanics concepts. Jeff emphasizes four key elements in his teaching:
Comprising an overview of the research-based context for grammar instruction, a series of over thirty detailed lessons, and an appendix of helpful forms and instructional tools, Mechanically Inclined is a boon to teachers regardless of their level of grammar-phobia. It shifts the negative, rule-plagued emphasis of much grammar instruction into one which celebrates the power and beauty these tools have in shaping all forms of writing.
Building Grammar, Usage, and Style Into Writer's Workshop Jeff Anderson. 1.2 Run-On Sentences 68 Dependent Vs. Independent—Adding On Without Running On 1.3 Dangling Modifiers 71 Only You Can Prevent Dangling Modifiers—Playing with ...
Building Grammar, Usage, and Style Into Writer's Workshop Jeff Anderson. Comma Reinforcers: Cut-and-Paste Mini-Handbooks for the Writer's Notebook Pronouns: The Willing Stand-Ins More Than Anyone Wants to Know About Pronouns Pronoun ...
A book on grammar and usage? Will it hold my attention? Satisfy my curiosity? Entertain me? Enlighten me? Yes, yes, yes, and yes. Trust me, this is a book engaging enough to keep you awake on the airplane, enough to keep you turning ...
Building Grammar, Usage, and Style Into Writer's Workshop Jeff Anderson. and then answers them. This is hands down the clearest, most readable explanation of grammatical and mechanical rules and their applications that I have ever read.
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