English Grammar Instruction That Works!: Developing Language Skills for All Learners

English Grammar Instruction That Works!: Developing Language Skills for All Learners

By: Evelyn B. Rothstein (author), Andrew S. Rothstein (author)Hardback

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How can teachers make grammar fun to learn really, really fun and memorable? Offering a fresh perspective for teaching English grammar, the authors present essentials on the structure of the English language, a wealth of practical strategies, and numerous examples of lively, student-centered activities for building students' skills and understanding. Appropriate for all learners, this accessible book examines what students should know about language and grammar and illustrates how to: best teach students what they need to know clarify the role of vocabulary in relationship to grammar help students enlarge their sentence-making repertoire incorporate grammar with language arts and other subject areas.

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About Author

Evelyn Rothstein has been an educational consultant specializing in teaching writing across the curriculum for the past twenty years. With a background in classroom teaching and a specialization in linguistics and language development, she has trained teachers and implemented her strategy-based Writing As Learning and Write for Mathematics programs in hundreds of schools and school districts throughout the United States. She is the author of numerous books and articles, including Writing as Learning and Write for Mathematics. Rothstein is a graduate of the City University of New York and Teachers College, Columbia University with degrees in education, speech, reading, and psycholinguistics. Andrew S. Rothstein has had a distinguished career as a teacher, administrator, and researcher. His diverse and enriching experiences in international schools, special education, public schools, and consulting have given him a broad perspective of the contexts in which children learn. As an author and presenter, he has achieved wide acclaim for his work in improving school performance by focusing on improving instruction and its supervision. His work in integrating many subject areas through writing has been highly effective in improving test scores in districts across the country. As principal, Rothstein led site-based improvements that resulted in strong increases in student academic performance. While superintendent of a regional school serving children with severe physical disabilities and health impairments, Rothstein reorganized staff development, created new curricula, and integrated technology into the instructional program for children for children from prekindergarten through high school. He has been an adjunct professor at Southern Connecticut State University and Touro College. Rothstein earned a master's degree in special education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a doctorate in educational administration from New York University.

Contents

Preface Our Point of View Objectives and Key Points Publisher's Acknowledgments About the Authors 1. Introduction The Premise of This Book What Do We Mean by Grammar? The History of Teaching Grammar in the United States of America Current Standards Related to Teaching Grammar 2. Language and Metalanguage Overview of the Terms Language and Metalanguage A Brief History of the English Language Internet Sites 3. Builders of Linguistic Intelligence Phonology Morphology Syntax Semantics Etymology Internet Sites 4. Parts of Speech and the English Language Teaching English Through the Structure of the English Language Morphological and Non-Morphological Words Expanding Definitions of Parts of Speech Organizing and Naming the Verb Conjugation Forms Verbs by Categories The Adjective in the English Language The Adverb in the English Language Internet Sites 5. Syntax and Semantics Getting Meaning Sentences and Semantics Internet Sites 6. The Polyglot of English The Latin "DNA" Terms for Understanding the Structures of Words and Parts of Words Getting Meaning by Sorting and Clarifying Internet Sites 7. The Polyglot: Beyond Latin and Greek Ich Spreche Deutsch - The Germanic Connection The French Connection - The Year 1066 Hablo Espanol - I Speak Spanish Yiddish or Yinglish Worlwide Contributions- African Americans, American Indians, East Indians Contributions From China and Japan Internet Sites 8. Return to Parts of Speech The Small Words Internet Sites 9. Sentences, Paragraphs, and Other Structures of the Written Language Converting Spoken Sentences to Written Sentences Working With Sentence Units Finding Sentence Boundaries in Written Sentences "Deconstructing" Sentences to Find Their Deep Structure Meaning Subjects and Predicates Tenses and Agreement Verb Agreement The Paragraph The Grammatical Voice Internet Sites 10. Grammar for Word Play Making Grammar Really Fun Internet Sites 11. Reading, Writing, and Grammar Combining Reading With Grammar ABC Books for Building Language and Grammar Literacy Internet Sites 12. Punctuation, Spelling, Text Messaging, and Other Consequences of Grammar Learning About Punctuation Spelling and Grammar Internet Sites 13. Additional Learning Activities Building Sentence Power Paragraphs and Transitions Having Fun With Grammar and Words References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/12/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412959483
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781412959483
  • weight: 862
  • ISBN10: 1412959489

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