Writing & Grammar: On Teaching Grammar and Soccer
The Logical Blog by IconLogic
OCTOBER 21, 2010
by Jennie Ruby Teaching or writing training materials can sometimes feel like making students memorize a rulebook: "Never place a comma between the subject and the verb." When teaching grammar, for example, I can sometimes hear myself sounding like a soccer coach teaching beginning soccer: "The game starts with a kick-off." " But in grammar teaching, as in soccer coaching, and probably as in every kind of training, there are different kinds of rules.