Teaching Grammar Through Writing: Activities to Develop Writer's Craft in ALL Students in Grades 4-12

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9780205491667: Teaching Grammar Through Writing: Activities to Develop Writer's Craft in ALL Students in Grades 4-12
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Written as a springboard to teaching grammar, this book is designed to help teachers of grades 4–8 teach students to use the sixteen essential grammatical elements (seven parts of speech, six phrases, and three clauses) in their writing. Exercises, strategies, and examples provide a guide for the teacher about how students can learn, expand, and transfer the grammar skills acquired to their own writing. The book is organized so that teachers can either pick and choose lessons that are tailored to meet their students' specific needs, or they can teach the material in a clear and effective scope and sequence from beginning to end..

 

Teachers Rave about Keith Polette’s New Way to Teach Writing!

 

“I like the writing exercises that are incorporated right from the start and the interesting approach to getting students to develop their understanding in their own words.  I also would recommend the book to other teachers because it has universal appeal for any teacher trying to improve their own understanding of grammar and writing or who is looking for another good resource for their students.”

    —Lona Garrison, Gwinnett County Public Schools, GA

 

“I think this book is done very well. Teachers could use this book as a reference tool in the classroom.”

    —Deedra Murray, Edyth J. Hayes Middle School, KY

 

 

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  • Focuses on one grammatical element at a time to assist teachers in building on students' prior knowledge.
  • Addresses such topics as sentence building, combining, and imitation, writer's voice, word play, poetry, editing, and guided or process writing.

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About the Author:

Dr. Keith Polette, a specialist in children’s literacy, received a Ph.D. in English from Saint Louis University, two Master’s Degrees–one in English and one in Drama–from Idaho State University, and a B.A. in English from Central Methodist University.

Currently, Dr. Polette is an Associate Professsor of English and the Director of the English Education Program at the University of Texas at El Paso. 

 

Recently, he received the UTEP College of Liberal Arts Award for Excellence in Teaching & Research, the UT System Chancellor's Council Award for Excellence in Teaching, and was recognized by the Texas State Reading Association as an Outstanding Texas Author. Prior to moving to El Paso in 1995, Dr. Polette was a Mentor Teacher and an English/Language Arts teacher for both remedial and gifted students in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Polette has published over 30 articles in professional journals, eight books on teaching, and two books for children.  His most recent publications are Read and Write It Out Loud: Guided Oral Literacy Strategies, Teaching Grammar Through Writing:  Activities to Develop Writer’s Craft (both by Allyn & Bacon), Isabel and the Hungry Coyote, and Paco and the Giant Chile Plant (both by Raven Tree Press).

 

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