Category: Writing

Grammar Awareness and You: Part 1

Posted August 1, 2012 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Grammar Awareness and You: Part 1

Grammar Awareness and You: Part 1 seeks to explain the necessity of having grammar awareness in addition to learning grammar rules.  If your goal is to better your grammar skills, memorizing grammar rules is not going to be enough. Is it a start? Yes, definitely. Grammar rules are essential. One cannot use language without grammar […]

Parts of Speech + Parts of a Sentence

Posted November 1, 2011 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Parts of Speech + Parts of a Sentence

Whenever I teach grammar, I push the importance of recognizing, and understanding the functions of, the parts of speech and parts of a sentence. My students always resist at first, and while they may never like dealing with parts of speech, they learn to appreciate how their knowledge helps them with writing. I usually break […]