Asking students to memorize the rules of grammar is of limited value; on the other hand, helping them understand the power of grammar from the inside out has the potential to transform their writing—and develop their lifelong love affair with language. A brilliant writer herself, Janet Angellilo shows you how to teach your students all the essential skills they need related to grammar through a deeply engaging inquiry study of grammar. For example, she introduces strategies such as “mentor sentences” from well-loved literature as a way to teach students the "sense” or “cadence” of a complete sentence. Janet emphasizes grammar inquiry as the initiation into a literate life fascinated by words.
RELATED SUBJECTS: Grammar and Mechanics