How To Teach…Students Grammar and Punctuation In Context Meaningfully

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Grammar and punctuation instruction can make a dynamic difference to students’ writing. But so often grammar instruction is carried out in isolated lessons with no real sense of purpose of what it’s meant to achieve apart from vague notions that it’s ‘on the curriculum’ or ‘it makes for better writers.’ This practical book gives dozens of activities that demonstrate how grammar instruction can be student centered and actually achieve our aim of improving student writing. Each unit we teach needs to have a grammatical element linked to the text type students are to write. This book gives a comprehensive range of examples of how grammar can be linked to particular text types along with many, many strategies on how to teach particular grammatical elements in ways that engage students and lead to long term recall of the information. Complete with many resources this is ‘the’ guide on how to teach grammar and punctuation in context.

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