The Craft of Grammar (Video)

Integrated Instruction in Writer's Workshop

Teachers are urged to integrate grammar instruction with lessons on writer's craft, but what does that look like in real classrooms with real kids? In The Craft of Grammar, Jeff Anderson shows how he brings grammar and craft together meaningfully for student writers.

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Teachers are urged to integrate grammar instruction with lessons on writer's craft, but what does that look like in real classrooms with real kids? In The Craft of Grammar, Jeff Anderson shows how he brings grammar and craft together meaningfully for student writers.

Jeff and his sixth-grade students move easily from analyzing sentences to freewrites in writer's notebooks to "express-lane edits" of their writing in daily workshops. The lessons, individual conferences, and smal...read more

About the Author(s)

For the past 25 years, Jeff has worked with writers and teachers of grades, K-12, inspiring them about the power and joy of the writing process. He has written four books for Stenhouse Publishers: Mechanically Inclined, Everyday Editing, 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know and his latest book with Dr.

Table of Contents

Program 1: Integration in Action: The Hair Lesson

  • Segment 1: Mentor Text 0:01-7:41 (7:40)
  • Segment 2: Writers Notebook 7:42-10:31 (2:50)
  • Segment 3: Student Sharing 10:32-15:02 (4:30)
  • Segment 4: Express-Lane Edit 15:03-19:16 (4:13)

Program 2: Teaching a Concept: Compound Sentences

  • Segment 1: FANBOYS 0:01-8:17 (8:16)
  • Segment 2: Small-Group Sentence Hunt 8:18-17:16 (8:57)
  • Segment 3: Individual Sentence Hunt 17:17-26:05 (8:47)

Bonus: Teaching Subordinating Conjunctions

  • AAAWWWUBBIS! 26:06-31:15 (5:09)

Product Details

Grade Range: 4-8
Media: 60 minutes, 1 disc + viewing guide
Year: 2006
Item No: 0476
ISBN: 978-157110-476-2

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