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Mechanically Inclined

Building grammar, usage, and style into writer`s workshop

Are you looking for concrete ways to merge grammar and mechanics with craft in the context of meaningful writing? With over 30 detailed lessons, this practical book explains why kids often don't understand or apply grammar and mechanics correctly; focuses on the most common errors in student writing; and shows how to carefully construct a workshop environment that best supports grammar, usage, and style concepts. The book emphasizes 4 key elements:

  • short daily instruction in grammar and mechanics within writer's workshop
  • using high-quality mentor texts to teach grammar and mechanics in context
  • visual scaffolds, including wall charts, and visual cues that can be pasted into writer's notebooks
  • regular, short routines, like "express-lane edits," that help students spot and correct errors automatically


Author(s): Jeff Anderson

Pages: 216 Publication Date: 2006 ISBN: 9781571104120

Paper Price: $ 36.95
All orders receive a 10% discount