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Understanding Grammar Issues in the Classroom: A List of Resources
By Deirdre Vinyard, Deputy Director of the Writing Program
Hartwell, Patrick. “Grammar, Grammars, and the Teaching of Grammar.” Teaching Composition: Background Readings. Ed. T.R. Johnson. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2008. 437-465.
Krashen, Stephen D. The Power of Reading: Insights from the Research. 2nd ed. Portsmouth, NH: Heinnemann, 2004.
Kutz, Elenanor. Language and Literacy: Studying Discourse in Communities and Classrooms. Portsmouth: Boynton/Cook Heinemann, 1997.
Lunsford, Andrea A. and Karen J. Lunsford. “Mistakes are a Fact of Life: A National Comparative Study.” College Composition and Communication. 59 (2008): 781-806.
Micciche, Laura R. “Making a Case for Rhetorical Grammar.” College Composition and Communication. 55 (2004): 716-737.
Myers, Sharon A. “ReMembering the Sentence.” College Composition and Communication. 54 (2003): 610-628.
Weaver, Constance. Teaching Grammar in Context. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1996
Online help with grammar questions: http://www.merriam-webster.com/info/contact.htm
For Second Language Writers:
Azar, Betty Schrampfer. Understanding and Using English Grammar. White Plains, NY: Pearson Education 3 edition , 2002.
Celce-Murcia, Marianne and Diane Larsen Freeman. The Grammar Book: An ESL/EFL Teacher’s Course. Rowley, MA: Newbury House, 1983.
Ferris, Dana R. “The ‘Grammar Correction’ Debate in L2 Writing: Where are we and where do we go from here? (and what do we do in the meantime?...).” Journal of Second Language Writing. 13 (2004): 49-62.
Krashen, Stephen D. Principles and Practice in Second Language Acquisition. New York: Prentice Hall, 1982.
Truscott, John. “The effect of error correction on learners’ ability to write accurately.” Journal of Second Language Writing. 16 (2007): 255-272.
Merriam Webster’s Advanced Learner's Dictionary: http://www.learnersdictionary.com/
Merriam Webster’s Visual Dictionary: http://visual.merriam-webster.com/