Link: The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar

The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar

“For example, one well-regarded study followed three groups of students from 9th to 11th grade where one group had traditional rule-bound lessons, a second received an alternative approach to grammar instruction, and a third received no grammar lessons at all, just more literature and creative writing. The result: No significant differences among the three groups—except that both grammar groups emerged with a strong antipathy to English.”

No more diagramming sentences: Students learn more from simply writing and reading.