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Beyond the Grammar Wars


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1. Introduction: "Grammar Wars" and Beyond, Terry Locke

Part I: The "Grammar Wars" in context

2. Blowin’ in the wind: English grammar in United States schools, Martha Kolln and Craig Hancock

3. The problematics of prescribing grammatical knowledge: The case in England, Urszula Clark

4. The Grammar Wars in Australia, Frances Christie

5. Knowledge about language in the English classroom: A Scottish perspective, Graeme Trousdale

Part II: The effectiveness of grammar teaching: The research record

6. Teaching sentence-level grammar for writing: The evidence so far, Richard Andrews

7. Explicit teaching of grammar: Does it help students to become better writers?, Amos van Gelderen

8. Ways of knowing: Writing with grammar in mind, Debra Myhill

Part III: Into the classroom: Integrating knowledge about language with learning

9. "Language as a system of meaning potential": The reading and design of verbal texts, Hilary Janks

10. Discovering a metalanguage for all seasons: Bringing literary language in from the cold , Terry Locke

11. Scaffolding grammar instruction for writers and writing, Constance Weaver

12. Primary school children learning grammar: Rethinking the possibilities, Ruth French

Section IV: Beyond print: A metalanguage for multimodal texts

13. A grammar for meaning-making, Gunther Kress

14. Schemas for meaning-making and multimodal texts, Anne Cloonan, Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope

15. Resourcing multimodal literacy pedagogy: Towards a description of the meaning-making resources of language-image interaction, Len Unsworth

16. Rules of grammar, rules of play: Computer games, literacy, and literature, Andrew Burn

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About the Author

Terry Locke is Professor of Education and Chair of the Department of Arts and Language Education in the School of Education, University of Waikato, New Zealand.

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