Learning and Teaching English Grammar, K-12

Learning and Teaching English Grammar, K-12

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For Language Arts courses in Elementary Education; Reading and Writing Methods in Middle School; and English Methods courses in secondary schools. This practical, brief paperback with hands-on activities is designed to "fill in the blanks" in preservice teachers' own knowledge of English grammar and to demonstrate a reliable method for teaching English grammar to elementary school students. It provides a solid foundation in the sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic aspects of grammar and grammar instruction, followed by step-by-step coverage of the basics of word and phrase development, and of the construction of the three or four types of sentences that English words can be used to create. In addition, coverage examines solutions to common usage problems faced by native speakers, nonstandard speakers, and ELL students.show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 185.4 x 228.6 x 17.8mm | 362.88g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0130488348
  • 9780130488343

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CONTENTS PART I: THE PANORAMIC PERSPECTIVE. 1. Language Attitudes and Policies. 2. Grammar Learners and Learning. 3. Grammatical Approaches and Curriculum. 4. Creating the Multidimensional Classroom. PART II: THE MICROSCOPIC PERSPECTIVE. 5. Word Categories and Words. 6. Words and Word Formation Procedures. 7. Nouns and Nouns Phrases. 8. Determiners and Pronouns. 9. Adjectives and Adverbs. 10. Verbals and Verb Phrases. 11. Prepositions and Particles. PART III: THE MACROSCOPIC PERSPECTIVE. 12. Declarative Sentences. 13. Transformed Sentences. 14. Complex Sentences. 15. Compounds and Non-Finite Phrases. Bibliography Indexshow more

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Here's what reviewers had to say about Learning and Teaching English Grammar, K-12: "The chapters are consistently good. They present the material clearly, logically, and as simply as possible, given the reasonably challenging nature of this material." -- Harold Nelson, Minot State University "What I liked most about the manuscript were the teaching applications. Too often grammar texts are too theoretical to be of much use for preservice teachers." -- Ann Bolling, California State university, Stanislaus " An important appeal of this book is, in my opinion, its tone and audience treatment. The author clearly knows her audience and has developed a methodology that will be very accessible." -- Roberta Murata, University of Nevada, Las Vegas "Extremely well-written with excellent pedagogical devices. Very accessible to pre-and inservice teachers." -- Larry Andrews, University of Nebraska, Lincolnshow more

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