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To Grammar or Not to Grammar: That Is Not the Question!
by Constance Weaver, Carol McNally and Sharon Moerman
|Grades||5 – 9|
Argues that, taught in the context of writing, grammar can enhance and improve students' writing. Offers classroom examples showing how: good preparation for writing fosters good grammar and detail; students can use grammatical and syntactic constructions used by professional authors as models for their own writing; and how to help students learn revision strategies at the sentence and paragraph level.
Weaver, Constance, Carol McNally, and Sharon Moerman. "To Grammar or Not to Grammar: That is Not the Question!" Voices from the Middle 8.3 (March 2001): 17-33.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Minilesson
Students learn about paragraphing conventions in dialogue by revising their own writing.