Teaching Grammar: From Rules to Reasons is a book which outlines an alternative approach to teaching grammar in the language classroom. It explores what speakers and writers of English do with grammar, and how language students can be guided to discover what they mean.
This book is comprised of lesson materials, systematic lesson procedures, discovery techniques and explores replication activities that can be incorporated into a syllabus and used 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 and instigate new ways of planning and organising lessons.
Jason Anderson, teacher educator, bestselling author and consultant:
'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.'
You can read Jason's full review here.
David Curtin, published in English Australia Journal:
'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.'
You can read David's full review here.
Scott Thornbury, ELT teacher educator and methodology writer:
'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's full review is available here.