Essential Grammar for Today s Writers Students and Teachers

This innovative grammar text is an ideal resource for writers, language students, and current and future classroom teachers who need an accessible "refresher" in a step-by-step guide to essential grammar.

Author: Nancy M. Sullivan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317513643

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This innovative grammar text is an ideal resource for writers, language students, and current and future classroom teachers who need an accessible "refresher" in a step-by-step guide to essential grammar. Rather than becoming mired in overly detailed linguistic definitions, Nancy Sullivan helps writers and students understand and apply grammatical concepts and develop the skills they need to enhance their own writing. Along with engaging discussions of both contemporary and traditional terminology, Sullivan's text provides clear explanations of the basics of English grammar and a highly practical, hands-on approach to mastering the use of language. Complementing the focus on constructing excellent sentences, every example and exercise set is contextually grounded in language themes. Teachers, students, and writers will appreciate the streamlined, easy-to-understand coverage of essential grammar, as well as the affordable price. This is an ideal textbook for future teachers enrolled in an upper-level grammar course yet is also suitable for any writing course across disciplines where grammatical precision is important. Instructor materials accompanying the text provide teachers with activities designed for face-to-face, hybrid, and online instruction to enliven these basic grammar lessons as well as writing activities to integrate these concepts into students' own writing.

Essential Grammar for Today s Writers Students and Teachers

This innovative grammar text is an ideal resource for writers, language students, and classroom teachers who need an accessible refresher in a step-by-step guide to essential grammar.

Author: Nancy M. Sullivan

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ISBN: 0367148684

Category: English language

Page: 220

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"This innovative grammar text is an ideal resource for writers, language students, and current and future classroom teachers who need an accessible "refresher" in a step-by-step guide to essential grammar. Rather than becoming mired in overly detailed linguistic definitions, Nancy Sullivan helps writers and students understand and apply grammatical concepts and develop the skills they need to enhance their own writing. Along with engaging discussions of both contemporary and traditional terminology, Sullivan's text provides clear explanations of the basics of English grammar and a highly practical, hands-on approach to mastering the use of language. Complementing the focus on constructing excellent sentences, every example and exercise set is contextually grounded in language themes. This updated edition features two new sections as well as a Companion Website with additional exercises, relevant links, and answer key. Teachers, students, and writers will appreciate the streamlined, easy-to-understand coverage of essential grammar, as well as the affordable price. This is an ideal textbook for future teachers enrolled in an upper-level grammar course yet is also suitable for any writing course across disciplines where grammatical precision is important. Instructor materials accompanying the text provide teachers with activities designed for face-to-face, hybrid, and online instruction to enliven these basic grammar lessons as well as writing activities to integrate these concepts into students' own writing"--

Remote Teaching and Learning in the Middle and High ELA Classroom

For example, in their book Writing Workshop: The Essential Guide, Fletcher and Portalupi (2001) compare strong writing ... Remote writing and grammar instruction, we believe, can provide this same student-focused context in which our ...

Author: Sean Ruday

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000461343

Category: Education

Page: 150

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Teaching in remote, distance, and hybrid environments can be overwhelming and confusing and poses many challenges for novice and veteran teachers alike. This book guides teachers through the best practices of English language arts (ELA) instruction and helps them reflect on ways to apply those practices in remote learning and envision future instruction that draws from the most useful aspects of educational innovations. Understanding that remote teaching looks different in each subject, Ruday and Cassidy identify methods specifically designed for middle and high school ELA classrooms. Designed for use in remote, hybrid, and hyflex environments with synchronous or asynchronous learning, this resource gives teachers a toolbox of research-backed recommendations, ideas, examples, and practices for teaching in unpredictable and new environments. Ruday and Cassidy address essential topics, including writing, grammar, and reading instruction; assessment; differentiation; culturally relevant teaching; family engagement and communication; technology; professional self-care; and more. Teachers will come away with ready-to-implement strategies and insights for high-quality instruction that can be adapted to any kind of remote learning environment.

Writing Centers in the Higher Education Landscape of the Arabian Gulf

... of writing centre pedagogy from behaviourist to constructivist approach, instructions were mainly carried out with focus on, 'albeit often covertly,' helping the students to develop their writing skills beyond basic grammar rules.

Author: Osman Z. Barnawi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319553665

Category: Education

Page: 259

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This book addresses issues surrounding writing centers in the Arabian Gulf region. Including a foreword by Professor Ken Hyland, it brings together a number of thought-provoking chapters on the history, concept, and ground realities coupled with critical comparative discussions of writing centres in the region. The book begins by offering critical historical accounts of writing centers in the Gulf countries, before moving onto empirical research and reports on pedagogical practices that vividly capture the on-the-ground realities faced and experienced by different actors. These accounts serve to highlight how the writing centers vary between countries, as well as how they differ from the more well-known writing centers in the US and the UK. Finally, the book explores what sort of commonalities and differences the current trend of writing centres is producing within and between the six countries of the Arabian Gulf. This book will be highly relevant to those involved with writing centres along with directors, policymakers, researchers and teacher educators in the fields of Education and Sociology, particularly those with an interest in the Arabian Gulf area.

Got Grammar Ready to Use Lessons and Activities That Make Grammar Fun

—Joan Didion, acclaimed writer and Pulitzer Prize finalist Grammaris back! ... Today's students are held more accountable for grammar than their more recent predecessors were, and as a result, the same holds true for you as a teacher of ...

Author: Jack Umstatter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787993870

Category: Education

Page: 384

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Got Grammar? is the comprehensive classroom guide. Each of the over 60 lessons are ready-to-use and reproducible, and each begins with helpful teaching pages that define, explain, and illustrate grammar, usage, or mechanics concepts. These lessons and the many ready-to-use student activities include 15 diagnostic tests, 15 section-review activities, 18 final tests, and over 100 other creative reinforcement activities, including diagramming. As practical as it is fun-filled, the book is divided into six sections: Parts of Speech Parts of a Sentence Sentences Usage Mechanics Meeting the Tests Head-On

Teaching Academic ESL Writing

This text offers a compendium of techniques for teaching writing, grammar, and lexis to second-language learners that will help teachers effectively target specific problem areas of students' writing.

Author: Eli Hinkel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135646479

Category: Education

Page: 376

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Teaching Academic ESL Writing: Practical Techniques in Vocabulary and Grammar fills an important gap in teacher professional preparation by focusing on the grammatical and lexical features that are essential for all ESL writing teachers and student-writers to know. The fundamental assumption is that before students of English for academic purposes can begin to successfully produce academic writing, they must have the foundations of language in place--the language tools (grammar and vocabulary) they need to build a text. This text offers a compendium of techniques for teaching writing, grammar, and lexis to second-language learners that will help teachers effectively target specific problem areas of students' writing. Based on the findings of current research, including a large-scale study of close to 1,500 non-native speakers' essays, this book works with several sets of simple rules that collectively can make a noticeable and important difference in the quality of ESL students' writing. The teaching strategies and techniques are based on a highly practical principle for efficiently and successfully maximizing learners' language gains. Part I provides the background for the text and a sample of course curriculum guidelines to meet the learning needs of second-language teachers of writing and second-language writers. Parts II and III include the key elements of classroom teaching: what to teach and why, possible ways to teach the material in the classroom, common errors found in student prose and ways to teach students to avoid them, teaching activities and suggestions, and questions for discussion in a teacher-training course. Appendices to chapters provide supplementary word and phrase lists, collocations, sentence chunks, and diagrams that teachers can use as needed. The book is designed as a text for courses that prepare teachers to work with post-secondary EAP students and as a professional resource for teachers of students in EAP courses.

Resources in Education

( Author / RS ) ED 400 542 CS 215 515 Starr , Al Teaching in a Two - Year College : Endless Possibilities . ... Council of Teachers of English , Urbana , ducible skills lessons that teach students in grades 4 through 8 essential grammar ...

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Real World Writers A Handbook for Teaching Writing with 7 11 Year Olds

I would love for you to try this technique during today's writing time. ... Patty McGee We know that formal grammar teaching doesn't improve children's writing. However, we can't simply ... Grammar lessons like this are essential for ...

Author: Ross Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000074338

Category: Education

Page: 306

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Real-World Writers shows teachers how they can teach their pupils to write well and with pleasure, purpose and power. It demonstrates how classrooms can be transformed into genuine communities of writers where talking, reading, writing and sharing give children confidence, motivation and a sense of the relevance writing has to their own lives and learning. Based on their practical experience and what research says is the most effective practice, the authors share detailed guidance on how teachers can provide writing study lessons drawing on what real writers do and how to teach grammar effectively. They also share a variety of authentic class writing projects with accompanying teacher notes that will encourage children to use genres appropriately, creatively and flexibly. The authors’ simple yet comprehensive approach includes how to teach the processes and craft knowledge involved in creating successful and meaningful texts. This book is invaluable for all primary practitioners who wish to teach writing for real.

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

the summer bridge program ensures that students are mentored in ways that bolster their academic confidence and ... which carries three credit equivalents, emphasizes basic grammar skills and the writing of one-to-two page essays based ...

Author: Beatrice L. Bridglall

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739177341

Category: Education

Page: 204

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This book investigates three discrete models from which we can distill a set of strategies for promoting high student achievement, retention, and completion rates in higher education. They include: the Meyerhoff Scholars Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; the Opportunity Programs at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York; and the Premedical Program at Xavier University in New Orleans.

Direction

“ The problems in writing and grammar , ” she said , " stem from the fact that students usually get their last intensive exposure to basic grammar in the eighth grade . From then on it's just literature emphasis .

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The Sundance Writer A Rhetoric Reader Research Guide and Handbook

For years teachers passed students who should have failed because of the social stigma associated with being left ... way into educational repair shops—adultliteracy programs, such as the one where I teach basic grammar and writing.

Author: Mark Connelly

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133713715

Category: Education

Page: 816

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Praised for its practical strategies, real-world emphasis, and focus on critical thinking, this successful 4-in-1 text (rhetoric, reading, research guide, and handbook) prepares students for writing in college and in the workplace. THE SUNDANCE WRITER, FIFTH EDITION, provides students with essential skills needed for writing in college and beyond, including critical thinking and reading, as well as writing for academic and workplace audiences. The fifth edition features an important restructuring of content that allows students to proceed more quickly to writing projects and to incorporating research into their writing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Grammar Choices for Graduate and Professional Writers Second Edition

Grammar Choices can be used as a stand-alone textbook, for self-study, or as a companion to Academic Writing for Graduate Students, 3rd Edition (Swales and Feak, 2012), or the volumes in the English in Today's Research World series ...

Author: Nigel A Caplan

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: 9780472037315

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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Grammar Choices is a different kind of grammar book: It is written for graduate students, including MBA, master’s, and doctoral candidates, as well as postdoctoral researchers and faculty. Additionally, it describes the language of advanced academic writing with more than 300 real examples from successful graduate students and from published texts, including corpora. Each of the eight units in Grammar Choices contains: an overview of the grammar topic; a preview test that allows students to assess their control of the target grammar and teachers to diagnose areas of difficulty; an authentic example of graduate-student writing showing the unit grammar in use; clear descriptions of essential grammar structures using the framework of functional grammar, cutting-edge research in applied linguistics, and corpus studies; vocabulary relevant to the grammar point is introduced—for example, common verbs in the passive voice, summary nouns used with this/these, and irregular plural nouns; authentic examples for every grammar point from corpora and published texts; exercises for every grammar point that help writers develop grammatical awareness and use, including completing sentences, writing, revising, paraphrasing, and editing; and a section inviting writers to investigate discipline-specific language use and apply it to an academic genre. Among the changes in the Second Edition are: new sections on parallel form (Unit 2) and possessives (Unit 5) revised and expanded explanations, but particularly regarding verb complementation, complement noun clauses, passive voice, and stance/engagement a restructured Unit 2 and significantly revised/updated Unit 7 new Grammar Awareness tasks in Units 3, 5, and 6 new exercises plus revision/updating of many others self-editing checklists in the Grammar in Your Discipline sections at the end of each unit representation of additional academic disciplines (e.g., engineering, management) in example sentences and texts and in exercises.

Changes 1 Teacher s Book

Teacher's and learners ' roles Both of these skills are used in listening for gist , listening The teacher's role in ... grammar syllabus that detailed suggestions on how to present writing activities to contains the essential grammar ...

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521449359

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 160

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Changes is a four-level general English course for adult and young adult learners. Changes ensures that students have every opportunity to develop confident communicative ability as well as accuracy in English.

Current Studies in Pre service Teacher Education

acquiring the sNill of thinNing, doing critical reading, and having the students understand basic grammar rules." These definitions, which were suggested in addition to the main definition of the readingYeducation course, ...

Author: Cihat Atar

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527537842

Category: Education

Page: 257

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In recent decades, learning another language and educating people with appropriate skills that address the requirements of the modern world have become significant issues. Today, around two billion people learn and use English to some extent, and this number is expected to rise. In the same vein, recent rapid technological advancements have made it mandatory to adjust the education system to the requirements of this era. Currently, in the field of pre-service education, various new approaches are being applied. This book will provide the reader with the chance to read about and understand contemporary topics, approaches and methodologies in education in various fields. In this sense, it will be an essential resource for undergraduate, graduate and PhD students and researchers wishing to learn about the recent developments in pre-service teacher education.

New Interchange Teacher s Edition 1

Teacher - friendly and Student - friendly Presentation New Interchange is easy to follow , with clearly identified teaching ... SYLLABUS Grammar The course has a graded grammar syllabus that contains the essential grammar , tenses , and ...

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052162875X

Category: Education

Page: 209

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New Interchange is a multi-level series for adult and young-adult learners of English from the beginning to the high-intermediate level. The Teacher's Edition features page-by-page instructions directly opposite full-size, full-color reproductions of the Student's Book pages. It also contains teaching suggestions, answer keys for the Student's Book and Workbook, listening scripts, optional activities, and photocopiable Achievement Tests with their own listening scripts and answer keys.

New Interchange Teacher s Edition 2

Teacher - friendly and Student - friendly Presentation New Interchange is easy to follow , with clearly identified teaching ... SYLLABUS Grammar The course has a graded grammar syllabus that contains the essential grammar , tenses , and ...

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521628563

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 226

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New Interchange is a multi-level series for adult and young-adult learners of English from the beginning to the high-intermediate level. The Teacher's Edition features page-by-page instructions directly opposite full-size, full-color reproductions of the Student's Book pages. It also contains teaching suggestions, answer keys for the Student's Book and Workbook, listening scripts, optional activities, and photocopiable Achievement Tests with their own listening scripts and answer keys.

The Sundance Reader

Mary Sherry (1940–) writes from her experience as a parent, a writer, and a teacher. ... I am your basic do-gooder, and prior to teaching this class I blamed the poor academic skills our kids have today on drugs, divorce and other ...

Author: Mark Connelly

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305161719

Category: Education

Page: 640

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Now in a vibrant four-color format, THE SUNDANCE READER, Seventh Edition, features more than 70 concise yet distinct essays drawn from a range of academic disciplines and professions to appeal to students with diverse backgrounds and interests. Combining classic and contemporary, traditional and provocative, this rich collection of engaging essays and articles emphasizes critical thinking, careful analysis, and effective writing to help students master essential composition skills that will serve them well throughout their academic and professional careers. Topics are as varied as the environment, culture, social issues, the media, and business. Almost half of the selections are new, including works by William Safire, Jessica Valenti, Robert Reich and Al Gore. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Writing Program Administration

The lead article, “Working with Generation 1.5 Students and their Teachers: ESL Meets Composition” (Goen et al.) ... for such students: using meaningful texts that are relevant to students, making basic grammar succinct and accessible, ...

Author: Susan H. McLeod

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602350090

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

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This reference guide provides a comprehensive review of the literature on all the issues, responsibilities, and opportunities that writing program administrators need to understand, manage, and enact, including budgets, personnel, curriculum, assessment, teacher training and supervision, and more. Writing Program Administration also provides the first comprehensive history of writing program administration in U.S. higher education. Writing Program Administration includes a helpful glossary of terms and an annotated bibliography for further reading.

We re Born to Learn

Using the Brain's Natural Learning Process to Create Today's Curriculum Rita Smilkstein. neuroscience knowledge side by ... In this course , students learn grammar concepts , improve their writing , and are intellectually energized .

Author: Rita Smilkstein

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 076194642X

Category: Education

Page: 251

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"T̀his author not only summarizes the theories and research regarding how the brain functions in the process of learning-natural learning-she also shows how she has continued to apply it in her own teaching and learning' - Robert Pinney, Director, Extension Teacher Education Programs, Western Washington University T̀his is an important and useful book-readable, practical, and inspiring advice for the practicing teacher. This is a great translation of theory into practice, and Rita's stories of her own work are especially compelling." -- Publisher

Effective Curriculum for Teaching L2 Writing

A stranger in strange lands: A college student writing across curriculum. ... Fundamental concepts of language teaching. ... In E. Hinkel & S. Fotos (Eds.), New perspectives on grammar teaching in second language classrooms (pp.

Author: Eli Hinkel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136820342

Category: Education

Page: 314

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Effective Curriculum for Teaching L2 Writing sets out a clear big picture for curricular thinking about L2 writing pedagogy and offers a step-by-step guide to curriculum design with practical examples and illustrations. Its main purpose is to help pre-service and practicing teachers design courses for teaching academic writing and to do this as efficiently and effectively as possible. Bringing together the what and the how-to with research-based principles, what sets this book apart is its overarching focus on language pedagogy and language building. Part 1 examines curricular foundations in general and focuses on what is socially valued in L2 writing and pedagogy at school and at the college and university level. Part 2 is concerned with the nitty-gritty̶—the daily realities of curricular design and classroom instruction. Part 3 takes a close look at the key pedagogical ingredients of teaching academic L2 writing: vocabulary and collocations, grammar for academic writing, and down-to-earth techniques for helping L2 writers to organize discourse and ideas. The Appendix provides an extensive checklist for developing curricula for a course or several courses in language teaching.