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Aug 01, Mark Bratkowski rated it it was ok Shelves: For decades, scholars have urged teachers to integrate grammar and writing, yet few have provided teachers with enough strategies and materials to do so. For example, first have your students write a one— or two-page action story. I really recommend this book. Noden breaks down grammar instruction into useable slices and gives hundreds of ideas for classroom application.

Noden contends that good writers “paint” stories rather than “tell” them. This book focuses more on grammar to improve style rather than conventions and “correctness. Liz Shine rated it it was amazing Jun 21, Noden provides excellent examples throughout his book.

These activities vary from writing descriptive paragraphs and poetry to discussing reactions to popular and classical literature.

Every concept described can be put to immediate use, saving teachers countless hours of preparation. Download ” Image Grammar: Trivia About Image Grammar: A great book for English teachers and writers.

Then use the next class period to show how a participle phrase introducing the sentence can add even more action to it.


Each gramamr ends with five to eight activities that help students apply “new brush strokes” to their writing and to understand and appreciate various writing styles.

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Kelly Gingras rated it liked it Sep 15, Nodeh rated it liked it Jul 13, Thanks for telling us about the problem. A middle school English teacher has obviously written the book because he knows what it takes to interest students. I don’t feel like I learned too many new “strokes” to use in my classes. Since thirteen-year-old students had written such excellent samples throughout gfammar book, my students felt empowered to write better.

The book also includes nodden valuable CD that offers digital resources and tools that are classroom-ready. Now have them go back to the word processor and rewrite a few of those sentences. I wanted to like it more than I did like it. Howver, I found myself being disappointed.

In chapter 3, we learn how “parallel structure creates an echo and a drumbeat. Myles Curtis rated it it was amazing Jul 19, Although this book provides some interesting lessons, it is left up to the reader to contextualize these lessons so they are appropriate for the classroom.

Dec 22, Lance Greenlee rated it liked it Shelves: I’m excited to see what this text has to offer.

Image Grammar, Second Edition : Teaching Grammar as Part of the Writing Process

Feb 08, Janice rated it it was amazing Shelves: Surprisingly engaging and fun to nodne. Want to Read saving…. Sean Manning rated it liked it Feb 09, Recently, two discoveries changed my view of this. The last four chapters move beyond the sentence and paragraph level. Oct 19, Ronni rated it it was ok Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


I have used the brush stroke techniques in my classes before with success.

Image Grammar : Using Grammatical Structures to Teach Writing by Harry R. Noden

In pres For decades, scholars have urged teachers to integrate grammar and writing, yet few have provided teachers with imagw strategies and materials to do so. I found these samples especially helpful in encouraging my twelfth grade students to write “golden lines” that I posted on the classroom bulletin board. Gabija Fischer rated it really liked it Aug 23, The cause always precedes the effect. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The first five chapters identify numerous vivid writing techniques, and Noden analyzes their effects on the reader. First, a month ago, scientists managed to break the speed of light using nodden combination of vacuums and chambers.