TITLE

Everything I Felt Was an Adjective

AUTHOR(S)
Dagens, Margaret Van
PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
Education Week;10/27/2004, Vol. 24 Issue 9, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the importance of grammar. Sister Eleanor told the 6th grade class that she believed good grammar would protect us from life's evil influences, which, in those days, were communists and public school kids who chewed gum. She realized that if grammar was going to be armor, she had to teach people to wear it joyfully. That's why she made up rowdy games for the people. Even when making up time that slower kids had lost, she began by looking along the ledge for the longest piece of chalk.First she wrote the subject and verb elegantly on top of a horizontal line, then their modifiers appeared almost instantly below them on slanting lines. If she was far enough ahead, she used the blackboard eraser as a ruler to make her lines perfectly straight.
ACCESSION #
15055085

 

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