Does Bad “Grammar” Instruction Make Writing Worse?

By Patricia A. Dunn Most students’ writing—in fact, most people’s writing—could use some improvement: in content, organization, coherence, style, and editing. However, many people continue to think that if only students received a dose of “grammar” instruction, their writing would be better. People can mean almost anything when talking about grammar: memorizing rules or perceived…

Editor Roundup: January 2014 Edition

It’s a new year. Winter is in full swing. And we are back! We are looking forward to bringing you more insights from teachers, professors and parents in the coming months. We had a long conversation with the members of the Commission on Writing Teacher Education at the NCTE Annual Meeting in November, and we…