In her comment on The Grammar Hatchet Joyce used the phrase, “a constant reminder to consider people before grammar.” The interesting thing is that when students (or you or I or anybody else) write for an audience, grammar comes to the fore, naturally. Continue reading
I had a taste, once, of someone using grammar to do a hatchet job on something that was full of meaning for me. Continue reading
How do you know where to put the period? Use your brain. Use your ears. Use your whole body.
The period is near the top of the list of mechanical things to teach when you’re working with beginning writers.
But However, it’s hard for students to grasp the idea of putting a period “at the end of a sentence” when they don’t have much of a grasp of what a sentence is.
Language Experience Approach
If I’m using LEA, I’m secretly glad that I get to teach periods from the start, Continue reading