A motivating way to teach grammar in middle school and beyond. Lively lessons teach parts of speech, parts of sentences, tricky homonyms, and more. Students create a Personal Skills Record to monitor their errors and guide their proofreading. Includes a reproducible Decoder List that describes the common errors students make and shows how to correct them. This classroom-tested approach makes teaching and assessing grammar manageable for teachers and meaningful for students. For use with Grades 6 & Up.
About the Author
Cathleen Foster Greenwood is a published writer, teacher, and veteran presenter at professional conferences in teaching and writing. Her students have won awards and recognition, and have published writing in a variety of magazines and journals. In addition to her book for young adults, So, You Wanna Be A Writer? Cathy has published poems, short stories, and essays in The Vineyard Gazette, English Journal (NCTE), English Record and Monograph (NYSEC) and AIM magazine. She received the PBS Channel 13 “Telly” Award, the New York State English Council’s Educator of Excellence Award, Honorable Mention in Poetry from English Journal, and O’Rourke Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Curriculum Design (Grant Wiggins) Professionally active, Cathy is Regional Representative for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and is on the executive board of the New York State English Council and Westchester Council of English Educators. Cathy teaches at the Rippowam Cisqua School in Bedford, NY and loves to see young writers in print.
Ruth Townsend Story holds a B.A. in English Language Arts from UCLA and an M.A. from Columbia University Teacher's College, with additional studies in language, literature, and the teaching of writing. She is an award winning teacher, writer, and educational consultant, is a frequent contributor to professional journals and text books. She has written three books and scripted eight computer-assisted programs for teaching composition and literature. Currently, she serves as Chair of the Curriculum Committee and teaches for the Oscher Life Long Learning Institute at Clemson University in South Carolina, where she also edits a weekly newspaper column. In addition, she is the Chair of the Standing Committee on Affiliates for the National Council of Teachers of English. What she like best to do is work with students of all ages, helping them discover the power and the joy of being readers and writers.