Grammar and Punctuation | The Blue Book of Grammar and PunctuationNote from Dave: Ever since I started using Doug Stark's approach to grammar and mechanics instruction , I've been encouraging him to share it with the wider world. As Doug explains below, we had a neat opportunity to measure the difference Doug's approach made, and the standardized test results were pretty incredible — even though, as Doug affirms, test prep is not what these warm-ups are about. English teachers are, in my humble opinion, the hardest working people in public education. We have the unenviable task of trying to convince a generation of kids raised on electronic devices and nursed by spell check to slow down and write with purpose and precision. We see ourselves as the last line of defense against the continual erosion of the language, and we try to teach our kids to avoid all of the dreaded errors — the run-on, the forgotten apostrophe, the misplaced modifier — that threaten to reduce our language into an incomprehensible stew of unpunctuated gibberish filled with text-friendly abbreviations and inscrutable emojis.
Mechanics Instruction that Sticks: Using Simple Warm-Ups to Improve Student Writing
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Subject–Verb Agreement Rules
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