Daily Lessons for Teaching Lives on the Boundary: A Moving Account of the Struggles and Achievements of America's Educationally Unprepared

Mike Rose (educator)
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Lesson 1 (from pp. 1-16)

Objective

In the 1970s there was a movement to return to basics in teaching grammar. The objective of this lesson is to discuss the back to basics movement in teaching grammar.

Lesson

1) Class discussion: According to the author, what was the back to basics movement? What evidence was used support the need for the movement? What fears fueled the back to basics movement? What image did the author associate with the movement?

2) Partner discussion: Divide the class into groups of two or three. What type of student was the focus of the movement? What articles were written in support of the back to basics movement? Did the author agree with the goals of the back to basics movement? Why or why not? How was the movement expected to increase grammar skills?

3) Writing assignment: Research the back to basics movement. Write a paragraph or two about your findings...

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