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Unformatted text preview: In 1985 National Council of Teachers of English called diagramming drills a deterrent to the improvement of students speaking and writing. Trend toward whole language Council argued that students learn grammar best: in the context of reading and writing 05/13/09 3 Traditional Sentence Diagramming In 1982 professor here at Penn State published Understanding English Grammar Championed diagramming to help students __________ sentences Many students are visual learners; diagramming helps them State standards and No Child Left Behind have brought back basics Book has gone into 7 th edition...
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