Mechanically Inclined

Building Grammar, Usage, and Style into Writer's Workshop

"…in reading Jeff's book, I learned something invaluable: how to actually create that 'context' we have all heard so much about, how to make editorial instruction meaningful, engaging, and understandable, even for students who struggle."   —Vicki Spandel, from the foreword

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"…in reading Jeff's book, I learned something invaluable: how to actually create that 'context' we have all heard so much about, how to make editorial instruction meaningful, engaging, and understandable, even for students who struggle."   —Vicki Spandel, from the foreword

Some teachers love grammar and some hate it, but nearly all struggle to find ways of making the mechanics of English meaningful to kids. As a middle school teacher, Jeff Anderson also discovered that his stu...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.

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Contents
Foreword by Vicki Spandel
Acknowledgments
Part I
The Blueprint: Teaching Grammar and Mechanics in Context

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Moving from Correct-Alls to Mentor Texts
Chapter 3: Weaving Grammar and Mechanics into Writer's Workshop
Chapter 4: Off-the-Wall Grammar and Mechanics Instruction
Part II
Constructing Lessons: Background, Mentor Text, and Visual Scaffold

Section 1: The Sentence: A Way of Thinking
Section 2: Pause and Effect: Crafting Sentences with Commas
Section 3: Pronouns: The Willing Stand-Ins
Section 4: The Verb: Are We All in Agreement?
Section 5: Adjectives and Adverbs: The Modifier Within
Section 6: The Power of Punctuation: The Period is Mightier Than the Semicolon
Appendix
Glossary
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 4-8
Media: 216 pp/paper
Year: 2004
Item No: 0412Item No: 0705Item No: B412
ISBN: 978-157110-412-0ISBN: 978-157110-705-3ISBN: 978-15711B-412-0

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