PD Webinar

Not Your Granny's Grammar: The Power and Joy of Grammar Study


Presented by Patty McGee, M.Ed.


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Mid-century modern may work for furniture, but not for grammar learning—there is a better way! This PD webinar will explore an irresistible approach to grammar study and language standards so that grammar takes its rightful place in Grades 2-8 literacy instruction. Participants will reenvision grammar learning through curious, joyful grammar study. Because when we invite students to let curiosity lead the way, in small snippets of time, writers will develop grammar know-how.

Participants will discover:

  • A structure for approaching grammar as a unit of study
  • Lessons for teaching grammar that are inquiry-based and engaging
  • Tools to support grammar transfer into writing


1 hour

About the Presenter

Patty McGee is a New Jersey-based educator and literacy leader who envisions learning environments where teachers and students discover their true potential and power. Patty has received the Milken Educator Award (2002), and is a sought-after speaker at ILA, NCTE, ASCD, Learning Forward, and other national conferences. She is the author of the new PD Essentials book Writer's Workshop Made Simple: 7 Essentials for Every Classroom & Every Writer.

Grammar Study Micro-Workshop

So much more than do’s and don’ts! In an entirely fresh take on grammar, this micro-workshop combines exploration, reflection, and explicit instruction to develop skills in writing and communication. Teachers are empowered as guides through an original recursive approach, able to strengthen students’ process, style, and craft.

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