Grammar to Enrich and Enhance Writing

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  • Copyright: 2008-01-10
  • Publisher: HEINEMANN (T)
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s"Grammar to Enrich and Enhance Writing "is Connie Weaver's latest treasure for grammar instruction that strengthens writing. Born from the ideas and research in her much-loved "Teaching Grammar in Context, "and benefiting from the creativity of her colleague Jonathan Bush, this new resource goes even further to bring the best research, theory, and practices into the classroom.s"Grammar to Enrich and Enhance Writing "is three helpful books in one. In the first part, Weaver outlines the latest theories, research, and principles that underlie high-quality grammar instruction for writing. She demonstrates that specific, effective grammar-teaching practices: address all of the 6 Traits of writing instruction emphasize depth, not breadth should be positive, productive, and practical - not stodgy, "correct," and limiting must be incorporated throughout the writing process, not broken out in isolated units.sIn part two, Weaver links theory and practice. Her explicit, classroom-proven teaching ideas, strategies, and lessons address key subjects as diverse as helping students make better stylistic use of modifiers, incorporating grammar into revision, and mapping grammar instruction to the curriculum.sMostly in part three, she invites members of the field into a discussion of high-quality grammar instruction. Jeff Anderson ("Mechanically Inclined")Rebecca Wheeler ("Code-Switching"), sand other practicing teachers describe their teaching - how they model the vital role grammar plays in guiding students through the editing process, how they respond to student errors, how they help English Language Learners edit for conventional English, and how grammar supports code-switching among speakers ofAfrican American English. Like Weaver's, their ideas are ready for immediate classroom implementation.sGrammar to Enrich and Enhance Writing" is what teachers have been waiting for: an up-to-date, ready-to-use, comprehensive resource for leading students to a better understanding of grammar as an aid to more purposeful, detailed, and sophisticated writing.

Table of Contents

Teaching Grammar for Writing: Principles to Practice
Toward a Middle Wayp. 1
Grammar, Grammars, and the Traditional Teaching of Grammarp. 9
What Works in Teaching Grammar to Enrich and Enhance Writingp. 25
Teaching Grammar Throughout the Writing Processp. 53
Teaching Grammar to Enrich and Enhance Writing
From Ice Cream to Dragons: Adjectival Modifiers at Workp. 71
Bringing in the Rest of the Gang: More Adjectival Modifiersp. 93
Revision to the Rescuep. 123
Editing Begins with Observation: Adverbial Clauses and the AAAWWUBBISp. 131
Editing: Approaching the Bugaboo in Diverse Classroomsp. 141
Rescuing Expository Writing from the Humdrum: From Rhetoric to Grammarp. 159
Grammar: Rocks and Mortarp. 185
Making Decisions That Make a Difference: Grammar and the "6 Traits" of Writingp. 201
Teaching Grammar to Enhance Writing: Focus on Editing
Rethinking How to Respond to Students' Errorsp. 227
Code-Switching: Teaching Standard English in African American Classroomsp. 235
The Transformative Classroom: Rethinking Grammar Instruction for English Language Learnersp. 259
Referencesp. 283
Contributorsp. 294
Indexp. 296
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