3-28-08 - In 1985 National Council of Teachers of English...

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05/13/09 1 Traditional Sentence Diagramming Attributed to an 1877 book by Alonzo Reed and Brainerd Kellogg, 2 professors at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute Believed grammar instruction was too far removed from writing Students could better structure sentences if they could see them drawn Several generations of students were kept busy with diagramming sentences By 1960s researchers argued that grammar instruction was too far removed from writing due to drills such as sentence diagramming
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05/13/09 2 Traditional Sentence Diagramming Diagramming sentences “teaches nothing beyond the ability to diagram.” (Encyclopedia of Educational Research)
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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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