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    • 14 Chapter 2 Literature Review Introduction This review will examine the lengthy debate about how to teach English grammar to secondary students in order to improve their writing skills. It will also examine the process through which the teaching...
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    • 15 A Historical Lens: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries Benjamin Franklin (1788) provides great insight into how languages were taught during his time period. America’s language acquisition curriculum started with years of learning Latin in...
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    • 16 Also in the 1800s, Edgar Allen Poe, a famous nineteenth century author said, “Even where the sense is perfectly clear, a sentence may be deprived of half its force—its spirit—its point by improper punctuation” (as quoted in Shaw, 1963, p. 15);...
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    • 17 was available to define grammar’s purpose. It was not until the twentieth century that linguists and teachers really started diving into the realm of research to discover how the English language’s structure should work most effectively. The...
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    • 20 which is first, Prewrite; second, Write; third, Revise; fourth, Edit; and finally, Publish. As paradigms shifted, “The writing process was at the heart of the student-centered composition class, where the product was de-emphasized, along with a...
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    • 26 continues with the suggestion that the way teachers present grammar lessons is the problem, not the grammar itself. Constance Weaver (1996), an author of many grammar books for teachers, weighs in on the grammar teaching debate by saying, “In...
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    • 27 because they weren’t taught them in high school. Also at that time, many teacher training classes required few or no grammar classes to prepare them to teach Language Arts. As a result, the term "grammar" took on a confusing definition during...
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    • 29 References August, D., Carlo, M., Dressler, C., & Snow, C. (2005). The critical role of vocabulary development for English language learners. Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 20(1), 50-57. Baumann, J. F., & Graves, M.F. (Sept. 2010)....
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    • 32 English? That's reason enough” (p. 1). This line of thinking is not enough for the average teenage American, though. Apparently it isn't enough for the average Language Arts teacher or state offices of education, either. Substantial proof needs...
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    • 5 agreement and pronoun-antecedent agreement (CCSS, p.56). It also states that the use of punctuation should be mastered by the 4th grade, but it doesn’t say exactly what punctuation rules should be taught until 6th grade; and, at that point, the...
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    • 5 Park City has a population of approximately 7,600. Due to its popularity as a vacation destination, the tourist population exceeds the number of permanent residents in the area. With most of the people investing in Park City being visitors to the...
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    • 56 Chapter 5 Discussion Introduction The purpose of this chapter is to discuss what was learned from the Literature Review in chapter two and compare it with what was discovered from the local findings of chapter four after students were taught...
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    • 67 References Allen, H. (1963). Linguistics and written composition. University of Minnesota. Language, Linguistics and School Programs. Andrews, Richard., Torgerson, Carole., Beverton, Sue., Freeman, Allison., Locke, Terry., Low, Graham., . . ....
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    • 72 Three Score and Ten in Retrospect running mate) and others in the hall. We went to Senator Church's office with Verda. Everyone was very cordial. We then went to the Senate Gallery, watched a while, Senator Javits of New York was speaking, no...
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    • apostles saw i t , was not so much the smelting of iron, vital though this was to the pioneer economy, b u t , more importantly, the building of a harmonious and unified community here on the borders of civilization. This was to be done in spite of...

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