The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar
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.
Just as we teach children how to ride bikes by putting them on a bicycle, we need to teach students how to write grammatically by letting them write.
The Atlantic

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