WHY SHOULD WE TEACH GRAMMAR?
Explicit instruction of grammar has a strong positive effect on students’ writing. Academic writing requires high-level linguistic skills, including a broad vocabulary and sophisticated grammatical skills. Teaching grammar improves spoken language, which is the source of written language.
Teaching grammar encourages students to pay more attention to grammatical structure. This helps them to read and comprehend complex sentences with difficult syntax.
Promotes Deep Thinking:
Teaching grammar promotes deep thinking because students analyze the structure and therefore the meaning of a sentence. The student has to learn an interconnected, abstract set of concepts.
Teach children grammar with this colorful, engaging grammar guide! You can use this versatile teaching tool as a grammar booklet, poster, or reference sheet.
Common Core Standards
Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.
Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.
Use relative pronouns (who, whose, whom, which, that) and relative adverbs (where, when, why).
Form and use prepositional phrases.
Explain the function of conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections in general and their function in particular sentences.
Use correlative conjunctions (e.g., either/or, neither/nor).