Grammar-Writing Connections teaches intermediate students the grammar items and structures that will give a more literate and natural sound to their writing. Unlike most other textbooks that are available, Grammar-Writing Connections goes beyond teaching the writing process so as to provide instruction on the grammatical tools necessary to produce good writing. Grammar-Writing Connections reviews the grammar and common writing mistakes and then teaches grammar- and writing-related vocabulary and structures. Each unit features a variety of original exercises for practicing the grammar and includes in-class or at-home activities plus a longer writing assignment. This textbook is also sold with the CD-ROM ESL Baseball and Other Games (978-0-472-03308-9). The CD-ROM offers software that provides additional practice directly correlated to, but not repetitive of, the text. The software is not sold separately.
Reading-Writing Connections: From Theory to Practice is an extraordinary language arts methods text that enables elementary and middle school teachers to create classroom environments where all students can become lifelong readers and writers. Focusing on developmentally appropriate methods and materials, this remarkably readable book empowers a new generation of teachers to integrate reading, writing, listening, and speaking in K-8 classrooms. Heller's highly accessible writing style makes this book suitable as a primary text for undergraduate and graduate courses in language arts, reading, writing, and literacy. Special features of this second edition include: * a vision of how to transform cutting-edge theory and research into classroom practice that utilizes integrated language arts instruction; *a unique developmental perspective with separate chapters on teaching methods and materials for kindergarten, primary (1-3), intermediate (4-6), and middle grades (7-8); * instructional guidelines that offer generous, detailed suggestions for applying theory to practice, plus "For You to Try" and "For Your Journal" exercises that encourage critical thinking and reflection; and * a wealth of classroom vignettes, examples of students' oral and written language, illustrations, and figures that accentuate interesting and informative theory, research, and practice. In addition, Reading-Writing Connections offers expanded content on the impact of sociocultural theory and the whole language movement on the teaching of reading and writing across the curriculum; greater emphasis on cultural diversity, including new multicultural children's literature booklists that complement the general children's literature bibliographies; and current information on alternative assessment, emerging technologies, the multiage classroom, reader response to literature, and thematic teaching.
Let Your Words Take You Where You Want to Go! The new 2011 edition of Voyages in English: Grammar and Writing is the result of decades of research and practice by experts in the field of grammar and writing. Responding to the needs of teachers and students, this new edition provides ample opportunities for practice and review to ensure mastery and improved performance on standardized tests. Voyages in English 2011 Enables children to master grammarthrough direct instruction, rigorous practice, written application, and ongoing assessment. Provides master and novice teachers with support and straightforward, practical lesson plansthat can be presented with confidence. Guides children to experience, explore, and improve their writingthrough the in-depth study of unique writing genres, writing-skill lessons, and the implementation of the writing process. Provides children and teachers with opportunities to use technologyas a means to learn, assess, apply new skills, and communicate outside of the school setting. Gives children the speaking and writing practice and tools they needto communicate with clarity, accuracy, and ease. New 2011 Features We've taken the best of the past and incorporated learning tools for today's students and the world they live in. More exercisesin all components offer additional opportunities for review and practice. Daily Maintenanceoffers quick, daily practice for grammar concepts previously taught to ensure mastery of skills. Improved assessmentsoffer more thorough testing of topics. Grammar and writing assessments are not integrated, providing more flexibility for teachers. ExamView Assessment Suite Test Generator CDallows for 25% more testing questions and flexibility in creating individualized tests. Integration opportunitiesare included in the lessons to naturally show the relationship between grammar and writing. Tech Tips and technology opportunitiesallow teachers to incorporate technology into lesson plans and homework assignments. Online resourcesprovide additional support for teachers and additional practice for students. Program Components Student Edition Developed in a student-friendly manner to engage all learners, the Student Edition provides clear instruction and guided practice in the writing process, the traits of effective writing, and the structure and mechanics of language. Teacher Edition Consistent in structure and full of helpful instructional tools, the Teacher Edition offers a straightforward, flexible plan for integrating grammar and writing. Teacher Planning Pages provide additional background information and teaching tips for ease in lesson planning. Practice Book* Additional exercises connected to the textbook offer ample review and practice opportunities in grammar and writing skills. Assessment Book* Effective assessment enables teachers to record progress, differentiate instruction, and challenge students accordingly. A variety of assessments are included. Test Generator* The ExamView Assessment Suite Test Generator provides an adaptable tool to create a variety of assessments. The preformatted yet customizable assessments correspond with the Assessment Book and provide an additional 25% new test items for each assessment. *Supplemental component Web Site Web Features For Students Additional opportunities to build and practice grammar and writing skills Grammar and Mechanics Handbook for at-home use Interactive games for more practice Additional writing activities expand learning. For Teachers Tools and support to plan and execute lessons Grammar Guides online resource helps you teach grammar clearly, creatively, and confidently. Video Tools to effectively implement grammar lessons and writing chapters into your classroom. Lesson Plan Charts show how to integrate the grammar and writing sections. Two Core Parts-One Cohesive Program Voyages in English is organized into two distinct parts: grammar and writing. The student books are divided in this way to help teachers tailor lesson plans to student needs and to differentiate instruction. The benefits of this organization include the following: Grammar lessonshave a greater level of depth, giving students the tools needed to learn the structure of language. Writing instructionis relevant to students' lives, to the literature they read and enjoy, and to the writing they experience every day. Integration opportunitiesare built into the program, allowing teachers to show the relationship between grammar and writing. Flexible planningbecomes simple, allowing for adaptations based on students' developmental levels. Long-range and thematic planningis effortless, allowing teachers to cover the required standards. Grammar: Part I The Structure of Language Parts of speech Usage Mechanics Agreement Punctuation/capitalization Writing: Part II Written Expression Elements of effective writing Genre characteristics Sentence structure Word and study skills Seven-step writing process Voyages at a Glance Voyages in English 2011 is a comprehensive English language arts program of the highest quality. Voyages in English aligns with and supports NCLB recommendations NCTE/IRA Standards for English language arts State Guidelines and standards Student Edition: Grammar Systematic Grammar Study Thorough explanations and clear examples are provided for every grammar topic. Ample practice ensures skill mastery. Integration Opportunity:Grammar in Action challenges students to spot the importance of grammar in real-life writing. Tech Tips offer suggestions for practical technology integration. Integration Opportunity:Apply It Now presents solid skill application to demonstrate comprehension. Grammar Review for every section is used as review or informal assessment. Grammar Challenge follows each Grammar Review to extend the learning or offer another opportunity for informal assessment. Sentence Diagramming helps students analyze and visualize sentence structure. Teacher Edition: Grammar Easy-to-Use, Flexible Format Daily Maintenance revisits previous grammar concepts to ensure mastery. Warm-Ups introduce grammar concepts in a relevant way. Easy four-step teaching approach is implemented in every lesson: Teach, Practice, Apply, Assess. Diagram It! highlights sentence-diagramming opportunities. Writing Connections help teachers transition easily between the writing and grammar sections. Student Edition: Writing Comprehensive Writing Practice Integration Opportunity:Link demonstrates a writing concept or skill within the context of real-life writing or literary works. Easy-to-follow, practical explanations and examples make writing relevant and engaging. Integration Opportunity:Grammar in Action offers grammar application that happens naturally within t
Engaging, explicit lessons using mini-excerpts from books and students’ writing show you how to teach grammar strategically. Zero in on the common grammar glitches, and model for students how to use nouns, verbs, and adjectives effectively, catch mismatched pronoun references; make prose lively with clauses and phrases, use the active voice, and more. From learning the parts of speech to the skill of paragraphing, this book covers it, and gives you what you need to teach grammar in the context of reading and writing. For use with Grades 4-8.
Connect, First Edition, is a fun, 4-level, multi-skills American English course especially written and designed for young adolescents. The comprehensive, interleaved Teacher's Edition 4 provides teaching support for Student's Book 4, which is a high-intermediate-level text for students aged 11-15. Teacher's Edition 4 provides step-by-step instructions to present, practice, and review all new language. It also features the audio scripts, optional exercises, and informative notes. The back of Teacher's Edition 4 contains a rich source of support materials, many of which are copiable.
Master writing paragraphs and short essays with WRITING PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS, 6e. Successfully class-tested by thousands of students, this new edition shows you how to create effective introductions, support paragraphs, and strong conclusions. Learn smart strategies for organizing and presenting your ideas and use real examples from students and professional writers to help guide your work. Take your skills to the next level with exercises designed to reinforce key concepts and boost your confidence as you apply them to your writing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Connect, First Edition, is a fun, 4-level, multi-skills American English course especially written and designed for young adolescents. Audio Cassettes 2 provides listening support for Student's Book 2, which is a high-beginning-level text for students aged 11-15. Audio Cassettes 2 includes recordings for the Vocabulary, Language Focus, Listening, Pronunciation, and Reading exercises. They provide an opportunity for students to listen to native American English. In the recordings for the Language Focus 'Listen and check your answers' exercises, students listen to the tape as they check what they wrote.
This reference handbook surveys research on the central issue associated with the teaching of unprepared writers. Though basic writing has only been recognized as a distinct area of teaching and research since 1975, the existing bibliographic texts already seem limited due to their age or lack of annotation. This volume provides current and extensive bibliographic essays and will help to define this new field of study for teachers and researchers. Following an introduction that summarizes the origins and significant texts in basic writing, the book is divided into three sections, Social Science Perspectives, Linguistic Perspectives, and Pedagogical Perspectives. The first section, which contains three essays, views the field through the lens of social, psychological, and political issues. The second section, also containing three essays, examines contributions made from studies of grammar, dialects, and second-language acquisition. The third section, in its four essays, focuses on the design, development, administration, and evaluation of basic writing courses, the use of computers in basic writing classrooms, the role of the writing lab, and the preparation of basic writing teachers. An appendix that reviews current textbooks for basic writing courses is also included, as well as an index. This book will be a valuable resource for teachers of basic writing, in education courses and workshops that train teachers and tutors, and in fields such as linguistics, technical writing, and Teaching English as a Second Language. It will also be an important addition to public and university libraries and many education programs.
Writing development is currently the focus of substantial international debate because it is the aspect of literacy education that has been least responsive to central government and state reforms. Teaching approaches in writing have been slower to change than those in teaching reading and pupil attainment in writing has increased at a much more modest rate than pupil attainment in reading. This handbook critically examines research and theoretical issues that impact on writing development from the early years through to adulthood. It provides those researching or teaching literacy with one of the most academically authoritative and comprehensive works in the field. With expert contributors from across the world, the book represents a detailed and valuable overview of a complex area of study.
Are there evidence-based answers to the broad question "What explicit knowledge about language in teachers and/or students appears to enhance literacy development in some way"? Distinguished by its global perspective, its currency, and its comprehensiveness, Beyond the Grammar Wars: provides an historical overview of the debates around grammar and English/literacy teaching in four settings: the US, England, Scotland and Australia offers an up-to-date account of what the research is telling (and not telling) us about the effectiveness of certain kinds of grammar-based pedagogies in English/literacy classrooms takes readers into English/literacy classrooms through a range of examples of language/grammar-based pedagogies which have proven to be successful addresses metalinguistic issues related to changes in textual practices in a digital and multimodal age, and explores the challenges for educators who are committed to finding a "usable grammar" to contribute to teaching and learning in relation to these practices. All of the contributors are acknowledged experts in their field. Activities designed for use in language and literacy education courses actively engage students in reflecting on and applying the content in their own teaching contexts.
Help your students improve their language skills and become stronger readers and writers. In this timely book, literacy experts Amy Benjamin and Barbara Golub offer best practices for fortifying the writer’s workshop model with meaningful, relevant instruction in grammar. The book answers questions such as... What does a writer’s workshop look like and how does it fit into balanced literacy models? How does grammar fit into a writer’s workshop? How can you use natural language acquisition to transition children from non-Standard to Standard English patterns? How can you teach students to identify a complete sentence? What are effective ways to teach parts of speech? How can you build on nouns and verbs to teach adjectives, adverbs, prepositional phrases, and dependent clauses? In each chapter, you’ll find out exactly what teaching the targeted concept looks like in a workshop classroom. Examples are provided for different grade levels and can be adapted as necessary to meet your needs. This book is a No-Worksheet Zone. You’ll learnhow to present grammar using authentic text and talk, leading to more durable learning.
Connect, First Edition, is a fun, 4-level, multi-skills American English course especially written and designed for young adolescents. Connect Student's Book 4 is a high-intermediate-level text for students aged 11-15 who are learning English for the first time. It develops speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Tasks provide opportunities for students to share their experiences. High-interest topics motivate them to learn. Student's Book 4 contains 8 units divided into 2-page lessons. Also included are 8 Learning Logs or self-assessment tests and 8 Theme Projects.
Prentice Hall Writing and Grammar develops and reinforces skills through an easy-to-follow, three-part chapter organization. Writing: Guided writing instruction walks students through each step of the writing process. Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics: Comprehensive instruction, practice, and application ensure skills mastery. Academic and Workplace Skills: Help students develop test-taking skills, as well as real-world workplace competencies. - Publisher.
This book argues that contemporary neuroscience compliments, extends, and challenges recent and influential posthuman and new materialist accounts of the relations between rhetoric, affect, and writing pedagogy. Drawing on cutting-edge neuro-philosophy, Comstock re-thinks both historical and current relations between writing and power around questions of affect, attention, and plasticity. In considering the uses and limits of exciting new findings from the neurobiology, this volume both theorizes and offers pedagogical strategies for teaching writing in a digital age characterized by the erosion of wonder and pervasive disaffection. Ultimately, in response to recent critiques transcendental reason and subjectivity, and related calls for the increased inclusion of multi-modal and digital writing and rhetoric, Comstock argues for an embodied pedagogy that values the substantial relations between writing and pedagogical care.