Breaking the Rules: Liberating Writers Through Innovative Grammar Instruction
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Breaking the Rules: Liberating Writers Through Innovative Grammar Instruction

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Grammar doesn't have to be a stick-in-the-mud subject-stodgy, traditional, and rule bound. Open the pages of Ed Schuster's book and you'll find an energetic, untraditional, creative means of helping students become independent thinkers and more effective writers.

Schuster acknowledges that there ARE bedrock rules of English syntax that should be honored, and offers lesson p...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 5th 2003 by Heinemann Educational Books
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I've finally overcome my academic/professional reading aversion, and I enjoyed my first FULL book in the genre. This book a) substantiates some of my suspicions about the fallibility of grammar (only discovered since I started using mentor sentences and paying better attention to author's craft), b)takes the edge off my general grammar Naziness (already greatly reduced since my above discovery), and c) allows me some freedom in teaching grammar in a variety of ways - strength-based or mentor-tex...more
A truly revolutionary way to look at the teaching of grammar. This book changed the way I teach the subject, and made the teaching of grammar more fun for me while making it more accessible to my students.
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A great look at grammar and what it means to teach it. You may begin to question your conventional standards of grading. Great book- so insightful.
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