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Language Alive in the Classroom

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ISBN-10: 0275960560

ISBN-13: 9780275960568

Edition: 1999

Authors: Rebecca S. Wheeler

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A common lament of teachers in the English-speaking world is that students at all levels often show very little knowledge of grammar. As traditionally taught (if taught at all), grammar is a dry, prescriptive subject and one that students often dislike and therefore do not learn well. In this edited collection, distinguished teachers share the ways in which they make grammar and writing interesting and exciting to their students, and hence bring language alive in the classroom. Concrete, animated articles explain how students (elementary through college) can discover language structure in contemporary classrooms. Examples of imaginative learning techniques include doing fieldwork to explore…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/30/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Rebecca S. Wheeler is Associate Professor of English and English Education at Christopher Newport University.

Beyond Grammar of the Traditional Kind Grammar, Tradition and the Living Language
The Persistence of Traditional Grammar
English Is not a Natural Language
New Ways in the Classroom Dialect Awareness Programs in the School and Community
Linguistics Is for Kids
Looking at Life Through Language
In Front of Our Eyes: Undergraduates Reflecting on Language Change
Grammar Teaching Is Dead--NOT!
Language and Writing
Writing Standard English IS Acquiring a Second Language
Reading, Writing and Linguistics: Principles from the Little Red Schoolhouse
Copious Reasoning: The Student Writer as an Astute Observer of Language
Writing Well in an Unknown Language: Linguistics and Composition in an English Department
Language and Literature Waterships All the Way Down: Using Science Fiction to Teach Linguistics
In Fiction, Whose Speech, Whose Vision?
The Poetics of Everyday Conversation
On Dictionaries and Grammars Who Wrote Your Dictionary?: Demystifying the Contents and Construction of Dictionaries
Online Resources for Grammar Teaching and Learning: The Internet Grammar of English