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"This is a totally new approach to teaching the dry topic of grammar. The author uses history, multiple content areas, and real-world viewpoints to involve students and give them every opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the topic."
"This book provides teachers with the how-to for applying the theories we find tacitly agreeable but may not know how to implement in the classroom. Without an over-reliance on case studies or anecdotes, the strategies provided are adaptable to multiple levels of grammar instruction."
"This book is very interesting, important, and engaging. It is user friendly and introduces teachers at all levels (secondary English specialists as well as elementary generalists) to linguistic principles that should inform our teaching of both grammar and vocabulary."
"Andrew and Evelyn Rothstein have given teachers a model for teaching the structure of our language with fun and interesting strategies that can be used at all grade levels. They show teachers how to take grammar instruction from a stand-alone subject to an integral part of a complete literacy program."
"The authors provide research-based strategies and support to move grammar instruction from diagramming sentences to constructing sentences, from rote memorization to student involvement, and from dull and boring to exciting and engaging. This text shows teachers the way English grammar instruction can really be!"
"This book not only provides the how and why of grammar, it offers wonderful strategies that will motivate and encourage our school population to become truly successful in understanding and using language. With its numerous and engaging activities, this book will build student competence and confidence and raise the standards of literacy."
"A practical, delightful, creative, brilliant, and deep guide to English grammar instruction. Their love and extensive knowledge of the English language is evident on every page. They provide all the ingredients for teachers and students to experience expanded learning opportunities in all disciplines."
"This book is a breath of fresh air for the old, musty methods of teaching grammar. It helps students and teachers realize the practical reasons for learning grammar while understanding the history of language."
"Provides a fresh approach that offers sound pedagogy and speaks to the challenges that teachers meet in today’s classrooms. Its engaging activities will enrich students’ language abilities with systematic instruction that spans all content areas.”
"Informative, practical, and fun. The conversations around helping students build a Latin vocabulary places the reader within the context of how doing so increases reading comprehension, higher levels of writing, and a greater knowledge of the relationship between words and grammar."
"This is a totally refreshing approach to the dreaded topic of grammar. The Rothstein's common-sense writing coupled with strategies that are extremely doable in a classroom make the topic of grammar not only exciting but understandable as well."
"Filled with entertaining ideas and the invitation for thoughtful classroomm possibilities, this text helps readers reconceptualize their innate language and enjoy new levels of English understanding. This book is a must for every English teacher and is a joy to read!"