Regular readers of blog know that I’m not a big fan of explicit grammar instruction outside of students using online grammar practice sites for reinforcement (see The Best Sites For Grammar Practice, which I recently updated and revised).

However, I do use Concept Attainment for grammar instruction in the classroom. You can see several posts explaining that process at The Best Resources About Inductive Learning & Teaching, including these two extremely popular recent posts:

Teachers Might Find My “Concept Attainment – Plus” Instructional Strategy Useful

I Did A Short Presentation Today On The Concept Attainment Instructional Strategy – Here Are My Materials

I’m prompted to share this info because Education Week published an interesting piece today titled Will the Common Core Step Up Schools’ Focus on Grammar?

I was struck by this paragraph:


Our English Department is exploring instructional ideas to effectively strengthen our grammar instruction.

Any ideas?