Grammar Instruction in the Secondary Schools
In addition to learning grammar holistically through the writing process (drafting-revising-editing-publishing), students in grades 6 through 12 are also studying grammar in a more scaffolded and systematic way. Our new grammar text, the Sadlier-Oxford series, Grammar for Writing, "offers a complete course in grammar, usage, and mechanics with an emphasis on writing." Each grade level text mimics the previous year's but adds more content and complexity as the grade level increases. This addition to our writing program allows us to meet the needs of students who appreciate a more scaffolded and systematic approach as well as those who appreciate a more holistic, conceptual approach to grammar study.