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Teaching Grammar and Punctuation in the Twenty-First Century
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PREFACE ; OVERVIEW OF THE BOOK ; INTRODUCTION ; HOW TO USE THIS BOOK ; PART ONE: ENTRY LEVEL (GRADES 4-6) ; GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION SKILLS OUTLINES ; GRAMMAR ; CHAPTER 1 - SENTENCES ANSWER QUESTIONS: WHO? WHAT? WHERE? WHEN? WHY? HOW? ; CHAPTER 2 - SENTENCES: "DOER-ACTION" AND "BE-ER-NON-ACTION" WORD PAIRS ; CHAPTER 3 - ACTION AND NON-ACTION WORDS: TENSES ; CHAPTER 4 - ACTION AND NON-ACTION WORDS: WORDS CAN BE TRICKY ; CHAPTER 5 - AGREEMENT: "DOER-ACTION" AND "BE-ER-NON-ACTION" WORD PAIRS ; CHAPTER 6 - WORDS THAT DESCRIBE PEOPLE AND THINGS: WHAT KIND? WHAT NUMBER? ; CHAPTER 7 - WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ACTION: WHERE? WHEN? WHY? HOW? ; CHAPTER 8 - DESCRIPTIVE WORDS CAN BE TRICKY ; PUNCTUATION ; CHAPTER 9 - END PUNCTUATION: PERIODS, QUESTION MARKS, EXCLAMATION POINTS ; CHAPTER 10 - CAPITAL LETTERS: GIVEN NAMES, LANGUAGES, NATIONALITIES ; CHAPTER 11 - QUOTATION MARKS AND COMMAS: CONVERSATIONS AND LISTS ; CHAPTER 12 - APOSTROPHES CAN SHORTEN WORDS ; CHAPTER 13 - APOSTROPHES CAN SHOW POSSESSION ; CHAPTER 14 - COLONS CAN SHOW TIME ; CHAPTER 15 - PERIODS CAN SHORTEN WORDS ; GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION SKILLS CHARTS ; PART TWO: INTERMEDIATE LEVEL (GRADES 7-9) ; GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION SKILLS OUTLINES ; GRAMMAR ; CHAPTER 16 - SENTENCES: SUBJECT-VERB PAIRS, "NOT-A-SENTENCE" CONJUNCTIONS, "YES-A-SENTENCE" ADVERBS ; CHAPTER 17 - VARIETY IN SENTENCES: PURPOSE AND LENGTH ; CHAPTER 18 - VERBS CAN BE TRICKY ; CHAPTER 19 - ADJECTIVES: WHAT KIND? WHAT NUMBER? WHICH ONE? WHOSE? ; CHAPTER 20 - ADVERBS: WHERE? WHEN? WHY? HOW? UNDER WHAT CONDITIONS? ; CHAPTER 21 - AGREEMENT: TENSE, NUMBER, STRUCTURE ; PUNCTUATION ; CHAPTER 22 - COMMAS FOR SEPARATION: QUOTATIONS, LISTS, FANBOYS CONJUNCTIONS ; CHAPTER 23 - COMMAS FOR INTERRUPTION: INTERJECTIONS, "YES-A-SENTENCE" ADVERBS, OPPOSITIONAL WORDS, "NOT-A-SENTENCE" CONJUNCTIONS ; CHAPTER 24 - MORE PUNCTUATION: CAPITAL LETTERS, APOSTROPHES, ITALICS, QUOTATION MARKS, PARENTHESES, COLONS, SEMICOLONS, HYPHENS ; CHAPTER 25 - PERIODS FOR ABBREVIATION ; GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION SKILLS CHARTS ; PART THREE: ADVANCED LEVEL (GRADES 10-12) ; GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION SKILLS OUTLINES ; GRAMMAR ; CHAPTER 26 - SENTENCES: SUBJECT-VERB PAIRS, CONJUNCTIONS, CONJUNCTIVE ADVERBS, DEPENDENT AND INDEPENDENT CLAUSES ; CHAPTER 27 - VARIETY IN SENTENCES: INTERJECTIONS, PATTERNS, STRUCTURES ; CHAPTER 28 - VERBS: TENSE, VOICE, LINKING AND HELPING VERBS, VERB PAIRS, TRANSITIVE AND INTRANSITIVE VERBS ; CHAPTER 29 - ADJECTIVES: DESCRIPTORS, DETERMINERS, MISPLACED MODIFIERS ; CHAPTER 30 - ADVERBS: DESCRIPTIVE AND CONJUNCTIVE ADVERBS, COMMON ERRORS ; CHAPTER 31 - AGREEMENT: TENSE, NUMBER, STRUCTURE ; PUNCTUATION ; CHAPTER 32 - COMMAS FOR SEPARATION: QUOTATIONS, LISTS, COORDINATE (FANBOYS) CONJUNCTIONS ; CHAPTER 33 - COMMAS FOR INTERRUPTION: INTERJECTIONS, DIRECT ADDRESS, CONJUNCTIVE ADVERBS, APPOSITIVES, OPPOSITIONAL WORDS, PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES, RELATIVE PRONOUNS, SUBORDINATE CONJUNCTION ; CHAPTER 34 - MORE PUNCTUATION: CAPITAL LETTERS, APOSTROPHES, ITALICS, QUOTATION MARKS, DASHES, PARENTHESES, COLONS, SEMICOLONS, HYPHENS, SLASHES ; CHAPTER 35 - PERIODS FOR ABBREVIATION ; GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION SKILLS CHARTS ; GLOSSARY ; REFERENCES ; INDEX

About the Author

Marion Terry is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at Brandon University. Before pursuing an academic career, she was for many years a primary and secondary school teacher in Manitoba, and was also academic program coordinator for adult education in northeast Saskatchewan.

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