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Beyond the Grammar Wars


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  1. Introduction: "Grammar Wars" and beyond
  2. Terry Locke

    Part I: The "Grammar Wars" in context

  3. Blowin' in the wind: English grammar in United States schools.
  4. Martha Kolln and Craig Hancock

  5. The problematics of prescribing grammatical knowledge: The case in England
  6. Urszula Clark

  7. The Grammar Wars in Australia
  8. Frances Christie

  9. Knowledge about language in the English classroom: A Scottish perspective
  10. Graeme Trousdale

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

  11. Teaching sentence-level grammar for writing: The evidence so far
  12. Richard Andrews

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

  15. Ways of knowing: Writing with grammar in mind
  16. Debra Myhill

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

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

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

  21. Scaffolding grammar instruction for writers and writing
  22. Constance Weaver

  23. Primary school children learning grammar: Rethinking the possibilities
  24. Ruth French

    Section IV: Beyond print: A metalanguage for multimodal texts

  25. A grammar for meaning-making
  26. Gunther Kress

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

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

  31. 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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