I have experimented with many educational trends, mostly because I love trying new things. However, one bandwagon I’ve never jumped on is the one where we do away with all worksheets. I love making learning fun just as much as the next person, but I’ve seen the effectiveness of a scaffolded worksheet. Plus, there is no shortage of ways to make a worksheet interactive. Show them how playing with language makes an essay hook or clincher powerful.Compare and contrast grammatical rules for formal and informal writing.I have degrees in English, Curriculum & Instruction, and Reading as well as a reading specialist certification.
How does the author’s sentence structure impact the meaning or style of the passage?
as the “skunk at the garden party.” Throughout time, grammar instruction has changed.
This purpose of this post is not to debate why we should teach grammar. Grammar is an important part of the English subject area, and it needs to be taught. I’ve found the best thing to do when research conflicts is to educate myself.
Students do not naturally transfer grammatical rules and patterns learning through worksheet drills into their own writing (Harris & Rowan, 1989; Hillocks, 1986).
Grammatical errors in writing are a common problem facing college transition students.