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Usage and Mechanics Providing Feedback on Student Writing Learning from Professional Writers Writing in the 21st Century
Workshop 5. Usage and Mechanics
Major discussion thread:    The place of grammar and construction in a writing classroom
Discussion topics:    Why grammar and other mechanical aspects of writing matters
Teaching grammar in context
Where, when, and how to evaluate grammar and other construction issues
Sentence combining techniques
Featured classrooms:    Susie Lebryk-Chao's senior classes at Thomas Jefferson High, Alexandria, Virginia
Joan Cone's freshman class at El Cerrito High, El Cerrito, California
Lori Mayo's freshman class at Far Rockaway High, Queens, New York
Charles Ellenbogen's senior class at Baltimore City College High, Baltimore
Kelly Quintero's senior class at Huntington High, Long Island
Featured texts:    Hamlet, William Shakespeare
House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende
Writing Workshop topic:    Building a piece of writing using limited sentence forms
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