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Concept attainment

United Kingdom

Concept attainment
Do you teach grammar explicitly and out of context? Is it better to teach a topic and draw out �points of interest �/patterns of language? I think so. Does teaching grammar explicitly and out of context have a negative impact on students � writing? If you get a minute, have a look at this from Larry Ferlazzo. 

28 Feb 2016      

alien boy

Thanks for sharing the article. Lynne.

Edit: that�s the essential idea, and a similar application, that I use when teaching grammar.

28 Feb 2016     

United Kingdom

Thanks for the feedback, AB. I think this approach is so important. I see EAL teachers doing ws after ws, based on a specific grammar point and it �s not the best way. I call it �disembodied English language teaching �. Then people look at me as if I �m crazy. 

29 Feb 2016