The Power of Grammar

The Power of Grammar


Grammar is the gatekeeper to a culture of power, yet it is also the power behind the startling beauty and robustness of the English language. In The Power of Grammar, Mary Ehrenworth and Vicki Vinton show you how these two notions of power can help your grammar instruction address the practical and aesthetic needs of your student writers.

Ehrenworth and Vinton explore the impact of conventions on writing, and they offer you new and compelling ways to show adolescents how informed and purposeful grammatical choices can transform their writing from competent to original and innovative. Through contextualized lessons embedded within your writing curriculum, you'll guide students to an understanding of conventional written English, then show them how to manipulate conventions to produce artful writing.

Grounded in the latest research and tested in the field, The Power of Grammar also contains resources that support good teaching, including:

a concise, to the point, reproducible primer that highlights and defines the most important and useful grammatical conventions in English a wealth of mentor texts that allow students to examine conventional and unconventional constructions from the work of published authors and practice composing their own sentences based on the example detailed samples of four kinds of grammar minilessons, each of which can be used in their entirety or as a template to teach any grammatical point tips for designing and aligning minilessons to those stages of the writing process where they best reinforce grammatical concepts examples of student work that show you how successful Ehrenworth and Vinton's method can be.

Ehrenworth and Vinton also share their passionate belief in the potential of adolescents. By including stories of individual students who discovered and fashioned unique voices and styles by apprenticing themselves to mentor writers, The Power of Grammar will renew your faith not only in your students and the English language, but in the power of good teaching to change lives.

Similar Books

ISBN 10: 0199782512
ISBN 13: 9780199782512

23 Feb 2012
Peter Elbow

ISBN 10: 0807754986
ISBN 13: 9780807754986

30 Dec 2013
Anne H. Charity Hudley

ISBN 10: 0415559111
ISBN 13: 9780415559119

12 Mar 2012
Rosina Lippi-Green

ISBN 10: 1625311850
ISBN 13: 9781625311856

30 Nov 2017
Jeff Anderson

ISBN 10: 0325012822
ISBN 13: 9780325012827

19 Feb 2009
Chantal Francois

ISBN 10: 1571104127
ISBN 13: 9781571104120

01 Nov 2005
Jeff Anderson

ISBN 10: 151790112X
ISBN 13: 9781517901127

25 Apr 2017
Tom Rademacher

ISBN 10: 0380784300
ISBN 13: 9780380784301

29 Jul 2003
Ralph Fletcher

ISBN 10: 032507822X
ISBN 13: 9780325078229

16 Mar 2017
Jennifer Serravallo

ISBN 10: 032507433X
ISBN 13: 9780325074337

20 May 2015
Jennifer Serravallo

ISBN 10: 110193462X
ISBN 13: 9781101934623

14 Aug 2018
Ellen Oh

ISBN 10: 0525646302
ISBN 13: 9780525646303

30 Jul 2019
Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich