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To Grammar or Not to Grammar: That Is Not the Question!

by Constance Weaver, Carol McNally and Sharon Moerman

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To Grammar or Not to Grammar: That Is Not the Question!

Grades 5 – 9
Type Journal
Published March 2001
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English



Argues that, taught in the context of writing, grammar can enhance and improve students' writing. Offers classroom examples showing how: good preparation for writing fosters good grammar and detail; students can use grammatical and syntactic constructions used by professional authors as models for their own writing; and how to help students learn revision strategies at the sentence and paragraph level.


Weaver, Constance, Carol McNally, and Sharon Moerman. "To Grammar or Not to Grammar: That is Not the Question!" Voices from the Middle 8.3 (March 2001): 17-33.


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