Teaching Grammar: From Rules to Reasons outlines an alternative approach to teaching grammar in the language classroom. Rather than just considering the standard rules of grammar, it explores what speakers and writers of English actually do with grammar. It then considers how students can be guided to discover what those speakers and writers mean.
This book offers you lesson materials, systematic lesson procedures, and discovery techniques. It also explores replication activities that you can incorporate into a syllabus and use as demonstration lessons.
Teaching Grammar: From Rules to Reasons aims to:
- help teachers to develop their knowledge of grammar
- provide a source of grammar lessons
- instigate new ways of planning and organising lessons.
‘From Rules to Reasons is an invaluable resource for teachers and teacher educators interested in the perennial question of how best to work with grammar in the English language classroom. It engages the reader with a critical perspective on traditional approaches to teaching grammar, and provides an original, ingenious alternative, based on the author’s extensive experience both as a teacher and teacher educator.’
– Jason Anderson, teacher educator, bestselling author and consultant
You can read Jason’s full review here.
‘Danny Norrington-Davies has produced a work that rightfully sits alongside the best of the ‘how to’ volumes on teaching grammar and provides a creative alternative to traditional methods of grammar presentation in the English language classroom.’
– David Curtin, published in English Australia Journal
You can read David’s full review here.
‘This book is a well-written, insightful introduction to the teaching of pedagogical grammar and its strong practical focus will be welcomed by teachers, both novice and experienced.’
– Scott Thornbury, ELT teacher educator and methodology writer
Scott’s full review is available here.