Instill grammar fundamentals using lessons that stick! In this book, authors Amy Benjamin and Joan Berger share procedures for teaching grammar effectively and dynamically, in ways that appeal to students and teachers alike. Ideal for teachers just beginning their work in grammar instruction, this book includes day-by-day units and reproducibles to help them embed grammar lessons into writing instruction.
Using visuals, wordplay, problem solving, and pattern-finding activities, teachers can forgo methods that fail to engage students in grammar. Through a series of activities designed to delve deeper into grammar learning, the authors share strategies that have proven successful during their extensive years of teaching and literacy consulting. Topics include:
A fascinating review of grammar concepts and skills! This g uide should be in every teacher's toolkit. —Cathie West, Principal, Mountain Way Elementary School
Joan Berger has developed unique approaches for teaching writing and grammar during her four decades working with high school and middle school students. A Golden Apple finalist, Joan has written articles for various National Council of Teachers of English journals, as well as NCTE’s teacher sourcebook Professional Communities at Work: Grammar.
Amy Benjamin trains educators throughout the country in writing across the curriculum, strategic literacy, and differentiated instruction. She has received awards for excellence in teaching from the New York State English Council, Tufts University, and Union College. As president of the Assembly for the Teaching of English Grammar, an affiliate of the NCTE, she is a leading authority on effective ways for teaching both academic and creative writing.