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Conclusions, Challenges, and Connections
Conclusions, Challenges, and Connections

This book has focused on the grammar and syntax of academic language. Chapter 2 discussed four views of grammar. Grammar has been seen as a prescription for correct use, a functional command of sentence structure, a description of syntactic structures, and a functional resource for making meaning. Each view of grammar has led to different approaches to teaching grammar and syntax to ELLs and SELs. Chapter 2 also discussed the characteristics of academic language. Chapters 3 and 4 provided examples from elementary and secondary classes of how grammar and syntax can be taught in context to elementary and secondary students at the text, paragraph, and sentence levels. Chapter 5 outlined a four-step approach to formative assessment for ...

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