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Final Thoughts and Tips for Classroom Practice
WithSean Ruday

This chapter looks at some especially important tips for putting the ideas in this book into practice. These recommendations, which are rooted in the idea that grammatical concepts are important tools for effective writing, are: Discuss the fundamental components of a grammatical concept, show students examples of this concept in published texts, discuss with students why the grammatical concept is important to the published examples you have shown them., and have students work in small groups to analyze the importance of a grammatical concept. They also include: have students apply a specific grammatical concept to their own writing and ask students to reflect on the importance of a grammatical concept to effective writing. The chapter also looks at each of these ideas in more detail.