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Friday, September 29 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Diagramming Sentences- Not Just for Nuns Anymore

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Grammar can be super fun! Somehow, that possibility has drifted away from mainstream English education. Heck, the concept of "good grammar" has drifted away from mainstream English education! I blame hippies.

Many English teachers today lack a strong foundation in grammar and are unsure how to help their students learn to write formally correct sentences. Other teachers see grammar as a sure way to stifle creativity. The result is that we have students flailing around in words and punctuation marks, unsure of how they all go together, or even what a sentence is. 

Let me try to show you why grammar is important and how grammar can be fun. Sentence diagramming is a powerful tool to be able to explain where to put a period or a comma. Even better, it's a tool to learn how to write complex, interesting, and artistic sentences. 

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Chris Garber-Slaght

This is my 20th years teaching English, and I want to talk grammar instruction as a creative, fun, imaginative, engaging process!

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm AKDT
Lathrop 232

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