The challenge of teaching writing effectively has daunted English teachers for decades. The search is now over. Since 2001, in many long hours of twisting and sifting proper terminology that relate to the study of language, and English in particular. this blog host has debated and discussed what are involved in the essentials of grammar and what is really happening in the English sentence. What is the discovery? Well, in plain English, we have identified the 11 Basic Sentence Forms of the English Sentence, given them easy-to-remember names, and closed the circle on their varied sub-forms. There are charts that summarize the key points all along. The 2-volume, 1-year writing course that lays out our observations and analysis of language and of the English sentence is now available at amazon.com in print format and online below in e-book format. Won't you spend a moment and have a look? Note: The pagination of the Table of Contents in the paper book doesn't match the page number in the e-book. The formula is:
Thus, the 2 main sections of the book start at the following pages:
You might rightly ask why the book combines teacher material and student material. The reason is that we have so much confidence that our sentence system works and that almost anyone who has done the course can teach it!. A suggested teaching schedule is included, as are details on homework and classwork.