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Jeff Anderson: Invitational Grammar and Editing

Based on ideas found in Everyday Editing (Stenhouse, 2007)
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Melanie Moore

on 10 October 2012

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Transcript of Jeff Anderson: Invitational Grammar and Editing

Invitational Grammar and Editing Jeff Anderson's Day 1 Day 2 Invitation to Compare and Contrast Day 3 Invitation to Imitate Day 4 Invitation to Celebrate Day 5 Invitation to Edit Choose a mentor sentence that: Do you agree with Anderson's argument that using model sentences is the most effective way to teach written conventions (i.e., grammar, usage, mechanics) in context? How do you teach written conventions in your classroom? What are the major differences between this approach and exercises that focus on finding and correcting all errors?
How do I get started? Discussion Questions The Invitation Process Select a writing convention or process skill from the ARRC, or select a skill students are struggling to master. Examples
Serial commas
Combining sentences
Apostrophes
Verb choice connects to students' worlds- their interests, humor, or problems shows a clear pattern that is easy to observe, imitate, or break down models writer's craft and effective writing-powerful verbs, sensory detail, or voice Invitation to Notice His room smelled of cooked grease, Lysol, and age. -Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, page 255 His room smelled of cooked grease, Lysol, and age. Hector's room smelled of Hot Cheetos, gym socks, and lies. _______ smelled of
(place)
_______, _______, and _______. Share student writing. His room smelled of cooked grease, Lysol, and age. Clap! Post sentences on the wall. Put one or more of the sentences on the board. Make collections by sentence pattern. Ongoing Practice Invitation to Collect Ask students to find examples of similar sentences in what they are reading. Patterns of POWER Ongoing Practice Invitation to Write and Revise Celebrate craft and any skills, in this case serial commas and sensory details, that emerge in student writing. His room smelled of cooked grease Lysol, and age. His room smelled. His room smell of cooked grease, lysol, and age. -Mr. Anderson's writer's notebook (list of at least 3 items)
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