Grammar to Get Things Done

A Practical Guide for Teachers Anchored in Real-World Usage

Author: Darren Crovitz,Michelle D. Devereaux

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134836945

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

View: 4631

CO-PUBLISHED BY ROUTLEDGE AND THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH Grammar to Get Things Done offers a fresh lens on grammar and grammar instruction, designed for middle and secondary pre-service and in-service English teachers. It shows how form, function, and use can help teachers move away from decontextualized grammar instruction (such as worksheets and exercises emphasizing rule-following and memorizing conventional definitions) and begin considering grammar in applied contexts of everyday use. Modules (organized by units) succinctly explain common grammatical concepts. These modules help English teachers gain confidence in their own understanding while positioning grammar instruction as an opportunity to discuss, analyze, and produce language for real purposes in the world. An important feature of the text is attention to both the history of and current attitudes about grammar through a sociocultural lens, with ideas for teachers to bring discussions of language-as-power into their own classrooms.
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Teaching Climate Change to Adolescents

Reading, Writing, and Making a Difference

Author: Richard Beach,Jeff Share,Allen Webb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351995952

Category: Education

Page: 158

View: 5520

CO-PUBLISHED BY ROUTLEDGE AND THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH Teaching Climate Change to Adolescents is THE essential resource for middle and high school English language arts teachers to help their students understand and address the urgent issues and challenges facing life on Earth today. Classroom activities written and used by teachers show students posing questions, engaging in argumentative reading and writing and critical analysis, interpreting portrayals of climate change in literature and media, and adopting advocacy stances to promote change. The book illustrates climate change fitting into existing courses using already available materials and gives teachers tools and teaching ideas to support building this into their own classrooms. A variety of teacher and student voices makes for an appealing, fast-paced, and inspiring read. Visit the website for this book for additional information and links. All royalties from the sale of this book are donated to Alliance for Climate Education.
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Grammar to Enrich and Enhance Writing

Author: Constance Weaver,Jonathan Bush

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780325007588

Category: Education

Page: 299

View: 662

Provides teaching ideas and lessons plans for teachers on grammar instruction for middle and secondary school students to improve their writing skills.
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Teaching About Dialect Variations and Language in Secondary English Classrooms

Power, Prestige, and Prejudice

Author: Michelle D. Devereaux

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136675191

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

View: 7857

Standardized tests demand Standard English, but secondary students (grades 6-12) come to school speaking a variety of dialects and languages, thus creating a conflict between students’ language of nurture and the expectations of school. The purpose of this text is twofold: to explain and illustrate how language varieties function in the classroom and in students’ lives and to detail linguistically informed instructional strategies. Through anecdotes from the classroom, lesson plans, and accessible narrative, it introduces theory and clearly builds the bridge to daily classroom practices that respect students’ language varieties and use those varieties as strengths upon which secondary English teachers can build. The book explains how to teach about language variations and ideologies in the classroom; uses typically taught texts as models for exploring how power, society, and identity interact with language, literature, and students’ lives; connects the Common Core State Standards to the concepts presented; and offers strategies to teach the sense and structure of Standard English and other language variations, so that all students may add Standard English to their linguistic toolboxes.
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Reading Challenging Texts

Layering Literacies Through the Arts

Author: James S. Chisholm,Kathryn F. Whitmore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351673017

Category: Education

Page: 138

View: 5889

CO-PUBLISHED BY ROUTLEDGE AND THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH Bringing together arts-integrated approaches, literacy learning, and classroom-based research, this book explores ways upper elementary, middle, and high school teachers can engage their students physically, cognitively, and emotionally in deep reading of challenging texts. With a focus on teaching about the Holocaust and Anne Frank’s diary—part of the U.S. middle school literary canon—the authors present the concept of layering literacies as an essential means for conceptualizing how seeing the text, being the text, and feeling the text invite adolescents to learn about difficult and uncomfortable literature and subjects in relation to their contemporary lives. Offering a timely perspective on arts education advocacy, Chisholm and Whitmore demonstrate the vital need to teach through different modalities in order to strengthen students’ connections to literature, their schools, and communities. Accessible strategies are illustrated and resources are recommended for teachers to draw on as they design arts-based instruction for their students’ learning with challenging texts.
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Rhetorical Grammar

Grammatical Choices, Rhetorical Effects

Author: Martha J. Kolln,Loretta S. Gray

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134107802

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 6664

Rhetorical Grammar encourages writers to recognize and use the grammatical and stylistic choices available to them and to understand the rhetorical effects those choices can have on their readers.
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Dimensions of Literacy

A Conceptual Base for Teaching Reading and Writing in School Settings

Author: Stephen B. Kucer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135055092

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 7613

This popular text, now in its fourth edition, “unpacks” the various dimensions of literacy—linguistic and other sign systems; cognitive; sociocultural; and developmental—and at the same time accounts for the interrelationships among them. Distinguished by its examination of literacy from a multidimensional and interdisciplinary perspective, it provides a strong conceptual foundation upon which literacy curriculum and instruction in school settings can be grounded. Linking theory and research to practice in an understandable, user-friendly manner, the text provides in-depth coverage of the dimensions of literacy, includes demonstrations and “hands-on” activities, examines authentic reading and writing events that reflect key concepts, and summarizes the concepts in tables and figures. Changes in the Fourth Edition • Addresses academic language, new literacies/multiliteracies, and their relationship to literacy learning • More fully develops the developmental dimension of literacy in separate chapters on adult mediation and learner construction • Expands the discussion of multimodal literacies • Extends and integrates the discussion of bilingualism and biliteracy throughout the text • Integrates instructional implications more fully throughout
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Literary Terms

A Practical Glossary

Author: Brian Moon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781875136179

Category: Criticism

Page: 136

View: 7729

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French Grammar: A Complete Reference Guide

Author: Daniel Calvez

Publisher: NTC Foreign Language


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 486

View: 9725

French Grammar helps language learners at every level navigate the intricacies of the French language. Designed to help you speak and write in French with greater confidence and precision, it avoids tedious memorization drills, focusing, instead, on patterns commonly found in contemporary French speech and writing. Chapters feature detailed presentations of forms and usages, clearly explained, along with lists, tables, and charts that offer at-a-glance summaries of the elements covered. This new edition includes 64 pages of exercises.
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Why is English Like That?

Historical Answers to Hard ELT Questions

Author: Norbert Schmitt,Richard Marsden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780472031344

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 246

View: 6622

Why is "night" spelled with "gh"? Why can't sentences end with prepositions? Why does English have so many words that express the same ideas? Questions like these can be difficult for teachers to answer when they do not know the historical background of the English language. Why Is English Like That? gives teachers a brief and accessible history of the English without assuming any prior knowledge of the subject. The book outlines the historical events that shaped English; describes how its grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and pronunciation developed over time; and highlights the "quirks" and "exceptions" in English that can be explained on a historical basis. By understanding how the English of today evolved from the English of past times, both teachers and students will be more comfortable with the many conventions of the English language. Why Is English Like That? also contains reproducible grammar and vocabulary exercises that will help teachers incorporate some of this historical knowledge into classroom activities. This book was written with English language teachers in mind, and the exercises are designed for ESL/EFL students, but it may also be used by teachers in training (L1 and L2).
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Young Adult Literature and the Digital World

Textual Engagement Through Visual Literacy

Author: Jennifer S. Dail,Shelbie Witte,Steven T. Bickmore

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475840845

Category: Education

Page: 130

View: 9320

This book explores digital literacies to engage students in responding to young adult literature, including digital literacies to engage students beyond the classroom and with the world in which they live. Practical classroom strategies to implement in classrooms are offered.
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Writing Outside Your Comfort Zone

Helping Students Navigate Unfamiliar Genres

Author: Cathy Fleischer,Sarah Andrew-Vaughan

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325012476

Category: Education

Page: 165

View: 5787

2010 James N. Britton Award winner from the Conference on English Education (CEE) of the National Council of Teachers of English. This work is an important contribution to the field of writing instruction, but it is also a great read. The advice is practical, the resources helpful, and the discussion thought provoking. Fleischer and Andrew-Vaughan are wonderful guides on the journey through the Unfamiliar Genre Project...they invite us in, earn our trust, and then support us as we take on a new and unfamiliar challenge. Enjoy the journey! -Heather Lattimer Author of Thinking Through Genre If genre study isn't in your curriculum and standards documents, it's likely to be soon. But which genres are the most useful for students to study? And how do you find time to cover them all? Writing Outside Your Comfort Zone answers these questions. It shows how immersing students in one genre that they aren't familiar with helps them understand the concept of genre in general and strengthens their reading and writing. In Writing Outside Your Comfort Zone Cathy Fleischer and Sarah Andrew-Vaughan present the Unfamiliar Genre Project. Through this extended reading and writing sequence, your students will discover the skills to be savvy in any genre, and you'll find ways to support them. The Unfamiliar Genre Project helps you: develop students' thinking about writing fundamentals such as purpose, audience, form, topic selection, and word choice support adolescents' test-taking abilities by increasing their awareness of the genre characteristics of test writing fully engage students by connecting school writing to their outside interests truly integrate the English curriculum by studying genre from the points of view of both readers and writers. Fleischer and Andrew-Vaughan give you highly detailed, specific ideas for teaching the Unfamiliar Genre Project. Their organizational structures, lessons, and variations for classrooms in different settings will help you plan and implement the project with ease. Read Writing Outside Your Comfort Zone and teach the Unfamiliar Genre Project. You'll soon discover how to boost students' achievement in every genre as they study just one.
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If I Was You...

And Alot More Grammar Mistakes You Might Be Making

Author: Lauren Sussman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440584796

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 3248

An essential handbook for righting grammatical errors! Was the computer affected by a virus or effected by it? Did you see two deers in the woods or two deer? Should the lab report be sent to Tom and me or Tom and I? If I Was You... provides the tools you need to correct the grammatical mistakes you've been making. Each entry includes sample sentences that highlight the error as well as a straightforward explanation of why it's wrong and the correct grammar usage. Whether you're working on a term paper or an important business presentation, this indispensable handbook shows you how to rectify your grammatical goofs and effectively communicate with others. Covering everything from verbs and pronouns to punctuation and sentence structure, If I Was You... is the only guide you need to master the principles of grammar, avoid common errors, and write more impressively.
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Getting Things Done

The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Author: David Allen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142000281

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

View: 4716

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Re-designing Argumentation Writing Units for Grades 5-12

An Overview of Persuasive Writing and How to Structure an Argument

Author: Kathy Tuchman Glass

Publisher: Solution Tree

ISBN: 9781942496700

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 7127

Writing plays a crucial part in all education disciplines, helping students to communicate their ideas to different audiences and extend their content knowledge. Developed for teachers, curriculum designers, and literacy coaches, this user-friendly guide offers practical recommendations, strategies, and tips for establishing argumentation units of instruction that empower students to artfully and logically present and convince others of their position. Benefits Examine the characteristic elements of an argument and the benefits of teaching students to work through how to structure an argument. Examine an argumentation unit map, its learning goals and guiding questions, and then develop cohesive units based in argumentation writing. Complete exercises throughout the book that will help to create consistent, engaging units that will prepare students to take on any writing challenge that asks them to exercise their persuasive-writing skills. Design a full lesson on argumentation, from establishing author s purpose, to supporting a thesis with evidence, to presenting counter-arguments. Download templates, checklists, rubrics, and student activities useful for designing an argumentation unit and guiding lessons. Contents Introduction Chapter 1: Preparing for Argumentation Chapter 2: Building an Argumentation Unit Map Chapter 3: Formulating a Pre- and Culminating Assessment and Establishing Criteria for Success Chapter 4: Writing Engaging Introductions Using Gradual Release of Responsibility Chapter 5: Designing Lessons Epilogue Appendix A: List of Figures and Tables Appendix B: Professional and Student Resources "
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Writing and Being

Embracing Your Life Through Creative Journaling

Author: G. Lynn Nelson

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577318255

Category: Reference

Page: 200

View: 8173

With powerful, practical, step-by-step writing exercises, a wealth of examples, and stories of personal transformation through journaling, Writing and Being demonstrates that intentional, guided journaling is a profound way to discover one's authentic self. Beyond mere diary writing, these creative journaling methods help readers chart a path for a better future. The book begins by providing tips for the logistics of journal keeping, and includes suggestions for getting started. It then explores the entire writing process and explains the distinctions between private writing and public writing. The book also explains the biology behind the powerful experience of journaling by laying out recent discoveries about the human brain, showing how journaling can heal psychological and spiritual wounds. Finally, the author shows how to make journaling both a voyage of self-discovery and a means of sharing one's journey and inspiring others in a caring community of expanding love, support, and positive energy.
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How People Learn

Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309131979

Category: Education

Page: 384

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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.
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Gyakorló magyar nyelvtan

Author: Szilvia Szita,Tamás Görbe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789630589338

Category: Hungarian language

Page: 367

View: 2394

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It's Been Said Before

A Guide to the Use and Abuse of Cliches

Author: Orin Hargraves

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199315744

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 1510

Careful writers and speakers agree that clich?s are generally to be avoided. However, nearly all of us continue to use them. Why do they persist in our language? In It's Been Said Before, lexicographer Orin Hargraves examines the peculiar idea and power of the clich?. He helps readers understand why certain phrases became clich?s and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them. Indeed, clich?s can be useful -- even powerful. And few people even agree on which expressions are clich?s and which are not. Many regard any frequent idiom as a clich?, and a phrase regarded as a clich? in one context may be seen simply as an effective expression in another. Examples drawn from data about actual usage support Hargraves' identification of true clich?s. They also illuminate his commentary on usage problems and helpful suggestions for eliminating clich?s where they serve no useful purpose. Concise and lively, It's Been Said Before serves as a guide to the most overused phrases in the English language -- and to phrases that are used exactly as often as they should be.
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