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Analyzing Grammar Rants: An Alternative to Traditional Grammar Instruction
by Kenneth Lindblom and Patricia A. Dunn
|Grades||8 – 12|
Kenneth Lindblom and Patricia A. Dunn teach language awareness and use through published complaints about the teaching of grammar. Students are able to recognize issues of race and class that determine acceptable usage and learn the importance of audience in their own language use.
Lindblom, Kenneth and Patricia A. Dunn. "Analyzing Grammar Rants: An Alternative to Traditional Grammar Instruction." English Journal 95.5 (May 2006): 71-77.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
By analyzing Dear Abby’s “rant” about bad grammar usage, students become aware that attitudes about race, social class, moral and ethical character, and “proper” language use are intertwined.