Tools Not Rules: teaching grammar in the writing classroom

Thomason, Tommy, and Ward, Geoff (2009) Tools Not Rules: teaching grammar in the writing classroom. Eloquent Books, Durham, CT, USA.

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Abstract

So what’s the hardest thing about writing a book on grammar instruction? Our answer may surprise you: It’s defining grammar. But, you may ask, who doesn’t agree on the definition of grammar? We may not agree on how to teach it, but at least everyone is working from the same definition, right? No. Controversy has always surrounded grammar and how it should be taught. And there’s nothing new in the grammar wars of today. They’ve all been fought before—and they’ve been fought for the past four centuries. In fact, “grammar wars” is actually the title of a book on the continuing controversy—but the full title is Grammar Wars: Language as Cultural Battlefield in 17th and 18th Century England (2001). That’s right—England.

Item ID: 10001
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-1-60911-095-6
Keywords: grammar, editing, writing, teaching, grammar rules
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Eloquent Books: an imprint of Strategic Book Group

Date Deposited: 20 May 2010 23:14
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 30%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development @ 70%
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