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What is grammar? - Michael Swan | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

What is grammar? - Michael Swan | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | Comskills07 | Scoop.it

Via Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat
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We have discussed the topic whether grammar should be taught or not for years.  ESL and EFL learners should be taught grammar but the goal should be to help learners develop their communicative competence and not just making them memorize grammar rules.   Knowing the rules of grammar and not using the language effectively will not help them in any way.

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Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat's curator insight, August 26, 2013 5:02 PM

The ultimate English Grammar Guru!

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A Digital Toolkit for the Common Core - Getting Smart by Guest Author -

A Digital Toolkit for the Common Core - Getting Smart by Guest Author - | Comskills07 | Scoop.it

The new Common Core State Standards, which are being phased in by school districts in most states, are designed to reflect the skills and knowledge that will be most critical to success beyond high school. The benchmarks focus on developing skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening, language, and media and technology.

 

As these goals are incorporated into mainstream educational practices, teachers will need to stretch beyond proven lesson plans to develop learning environments and projects that meet the Common Core Standards and keep students motivated and focused. Ask any teacher and chances are he or she will tell you that successfully maintaining such a balance takes creativity and commitment.

 

The good news is that excellent Internet resources are available for teachers looking for new ideas to help them think outside the box. 


Via Deb Gardner
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Great!

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Deb Gardner's curator insight, February 19, 2013 10:11 AM

Observing many educators using the same digital tools - teachers and students are quickly learning to share what's working in their classrooms.