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Analyzing Grammar Rants: An Alternative to Traditional Grammar Instruction

by Kenneth Lindblom and Patricia A. Dunn

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Analyzing Grammar Rants: An Alternative to Traditional Grammar Instruction

Grades 8 – 12
Type Journal
Published May 2006
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English

 

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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.

 

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