Gram-O-Rama PDF download by Daphne Athas


iUniverse, Inc.
Publication date: August 2007
ISBN: 9780595885534
Digital Book format: PDF (DRM-Free)


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If John Lennon, Gertrude Stein, Stephen Hawking, and Mother Goose had conspired to write a grammar book, GRAM-O-RAMA would be it.

Suited both for an audience of word-lovers and for students in the classroom, this textbook contains dozens of unconventional exercises geared toward learning grammar. Its interactive method offers students and teachers a smart approach by focusing on the musical side of language. Exercises encourage the writer to experiment with style, pitch, rhythm, and sound to realize the levels behind words and structures.

Although this work includes rules as backup reference, it points students toward hearing language rather than memorizing rules. Inevitably, they'll have fun! By reading and performing the exercises out loud, students will come to understand and appreciate grammar in a new and irresistible way.

Classroom tested with hilarious results for participants and audiences.

"Not your grandma's grammar, these irresistible exercises prod and provoke, delight and inspire. They rattle students (and teachers) out of boredom, apathy, and fear and awaken them to the power and possibilities of language."
-Elizabeth Moose, instructor of English,
North Carolina School of Science and Math

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