"Direct instruction in grammar and spelling has had disappointing effects on students' writing. Teachers have not achieved much success with extensive error correction either. The most successful teaching of language conventions has been the presentation of well-written materials. A good reader becomes a good writer as the self editing process develops and good models are available. A teacher is most likely to be successful if he/she keeps a variety of well-written and easily understood examples of both written and spoken English available to the students."
Study guide was prepared by XAMonline.com and has no affiliation with the California Teacher Credentialing Dept. nor the testing companies that California uses. The above quoted passage doesn't seem that far out of line from what I've seen presented in ed school classes.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Direct Instruction in Grammar
From the study guide for the California Teachers of English Learners Teacher Certification Exam: