Third Annual Dean's Institute


Jeff Anderson

Building Grammar into the Writing Process

(Recommended for teachers of students in grades 3-9)

How do we help students remember grammar and mechanics? Explore how weaving grammar and editing into the context of writing and literature can be meaningful, interactive, and fun. Jeff will share practical methods such as using mentor texts, wall charts, visual scaffolds, express-lane edits and other alternative methods for teaching grammar so the kids will understand and use grammar to improve and craft their writing.

Jeff Anderson taught English and reading at a Title I middle school in San Antonio, Texas. For eighteen years, Jeff worked with teachers and students in schools, specializing in strategies to improve writing instruction with students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Jeff’s strategies for teaching grammar through a writer’s workshop model are effective for all students, including English Language Learners.

Join us at Kutztown University for a three day institute featuring Jeff Anderson, author of Everyday Editing, The Craft of Grammar, Mechanically Incline, and the award winning article, Zooming In and Out: Putting Grammar In Context Into Context.

All participants will receive a copy of Jeff’s book, Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage and Style into Writer’s Workshop