The Elementary School Grammar Toolkit: Using Mentor Texts to Teach Standards-Based Language and Grammar in Grades 3–5

2nd Edition

Sean Ruday

Eye on Education
June 2, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 216 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367436803 - CAT# 343346

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Teaching grammar can be overwhelming and is often an overlooked part of effective instruction. The Elementary School Grammar Toolkit to the rescue! Now in its second edition, this comprehensive guide makes grammar instruction fun and meaningful.

You will learn how to…

• Teach grammar in a practical way to help students grow as readers and writers by presenting each grammar rule as a useful writing tool.

• Use mentor texts—excerpts from great literature—to help students understand grammar in action.

• Promote metacognition along the way, so that students become responsible for their own learning.

• Implement innovative instructional strategies and tools aligned with Common Core and other state standards.

Throughout the book, you'll find step-by-step recommendations for teaching each of the grammar tools to help students meet the Common Core State Standards and other state language standards for grades 3—5, plus classroom snapshots that show you the tools in action, handy templates that you can use in the classroom, and new tips for extra support at the end of every chapter.

New! The second edition features revised classroom snapshots and exemplars to showcase successful practices, new visuals, more free charts and activities, and new "Bonus Tips for Support" in each chapter, with extra practices and strategies to use with students who need extra support. The expanded, free annotated bibliography is updated to include contemporary, high-quality children’s and young adult literature and gives examples of key grammatical concepts found in each work. These resources are available as Supplemental Downloads on our website.


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