Patterns of Power, Grades 9–12

  • Title:Patterns of Power, Grades 9–12: Teaching Grammar Through Reading and Writing
  • Author:Jeff Anderson, Travis Leech, and Holly Durham
  • Publication Date:July 2022
  • Grade Level:9-12
  • ISBN:9781625315595
  • Publisher:Stenhouse

Traditional grammar instruction often focuses too much on what’s right or what’s wrong, hiding the true power of conventions—the creation of meaning, purpose, and effect. Instead of hammering high school students with the mistakes they should avoid, Jeff Anderson, Travis Leech, and Holly Durham suggest exploring grammar through the celebration of author’s purpose and craft. In Patterns of Power: Teaching Grammar Through Reading and Writing, Grades 9–12, they invite you to create an environment in which writers thrive while studying and appreciating the beauty, effects, and meaning of grammar. Inside this book, teachers will find a comprehensive explanation of the brain-based Patterns of Power invitational process, as well as

  • 35 standards-aligned lesson sets built around practical, engaging, inquiry-based methods that take deeper dives into grammar and craft than any worksheet, quiz, or editing exercise ever could,
  • a variety of high-interest model texts from authentic and diverse sources, including excerpts from classic and current novels, memoirs, plays, graphic novels, poems, and media,
  • real-life classroom examples and tips with suggestions for scaffolding new learning and ideas for how to use the lessons in AP courses,
  • templates for extended application, easy to locate printables, and ready-to-go visuals,
  • additional Models for Further Study for extension opportunities in every lesson set, and
  • an entire chapter devoted to helping high school writers master citations in research.

With hundreds of teach-tomorrow resources and implementation supports such as quick-reference guides, specific applications to reading instruction, and soundtrack suggestions to infuse the joy of music into grammar instruction, Patterns of Power gives you everything you need to inspire your high school writers to move beyond limitation and into the endless possibilities of what they can do as writers.


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