The Return of Basic Grammar
By News Bureau, TC In the NewsRuth Vinz, associate professor and coordinator of English education at Teachers College, was recently quoted in a Chicago Sun Times article printed on April 26, "Kids Return to Basics of Grammar." The article discussed how basic grammar is making a comeback in Chicago schools and elsewhere. On incorporating grammar instruction in the classroom, Professor Vinz said that teachers should focus on reoccurring problems that a student makes, and then have the student correct that particular error in their writing.
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