Image Grammar: Using Grammatical Structures to Teach Writing. By Harry Noden . Boynton/Cook, $; pages. ISBN The cause. Image Grammar, Second Edition by Harry Noden, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. © by Harry Noden from Image Grammar: Teaching Grammar as Part of the Writing Process, Second How do writers paint images like Peck’s example?.

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Apr 09, Danielle rated it liked it Recommends it for: For example, first have your students write a one— or two-page action story.

Kelly Gingras rated it liked it Sep 15, Jul 02, Micki rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book was written inand it felt a bit dated; hwever, that serves me right for going cheap rather than buying the revision! Vacationing with grammar—now that is certainly a violation of some law in physics. Stephanie rated it it was amazing Jan 19, I don’t feel like I learned too many new “strokes” to use in my imags.

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Grammar is the secret muse of all expression, the portrait painter of life’s emotions. Oct 19, Ronni rated it it was ok Shelves: Oct 18, Kelli Perkins rated it really liked it.

I really recommend this book. Every concept described can be put to immediate use, saving teachers countless hours of preparation.

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Lists with This Book. Surprisingly engaging and fun to read. Katherine Lewis rated it really liked it Jul 02, Mar 16, Kate Dalton rated it it was amazing.

Barber rated it liked it Aug 09, While I found myself essentially agreeing with Noden, and while I found some interesting ideas in this book, I just couldn’t get into Image Grammar. This book focuses more on grammar to improve style rather than conventions and “correctness.

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Howver, I found myself being disappointed. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Mar 29, Abha rated it it was amazing. Ashley Williams rated it liked it Apr 13, Trivia About Image Grammar: The basic purpose of the book is to show how a writer uses grammatical structures like an artist uses a paint palette.

Since thirteen-year-old students had written vrammar excellent samples throughout the book, my students felt empowered to write better. Also, although I think these lessons would be great for a lot of visual learners, it is important to consider that not all of your students will be visual learners, and will need other ways presented grxmmar them to grmmar the concepts you are teaching. The first five chapters identify numerous vivid writing techniques, and Noden analyzes their effects on the reader.

Gabija Fischer rated it really liked it Aug 23, This past spring, I convinced my principal to buy one for each English teacher in our department before we left for our summer vacations.

Image Grammar, Second Edition : Teaching Grammar as Part of the Writing Process

To ask other readers questions about Image Grammarplease sign up. Fortunately, they are middle school student writings, so high school teachers can motivate their students to write as well as eighth graders, and elementary and grammad school teachers can reasonably challenge their students. This is now out of style.

Here is a book that offers two wonderful attributes: A middle school English teacher has obviously written gfammar book because he knows what it takes to interest students. Aug 01, Mark Bratkowski rated it it was ok Shelves: Dec 02, Nikki marked it as to-read Shelves: Beyond the wonderful mixture of samples, Noden varies his descriptions and analyses. Now have them go back to the word processor and rewrite a few of those sentences. I wanted to like it more than I did like it.


I did not find as much use for this since I was teaching IB English 12, but I could see a good use for it in a creative writing class as well as other classes. Kip rated it really liked it Dec imxge, He incorporates grammatical techniques in his description.

Noden breaks down grammar imafe into useable slices and gives hundreds of ideas for classroom application. Although this book provides some interesting lessons, it is left up to the reader to contextualize these lessons so they are appropriate for the classroom.

Second, Harry Noden managed to break the “slowness of dark” surrounding the study of grammar. Brian Peace rated it liked it Dec 13, I found these samples especially helpful in encouraging my twelfth grade students to write “golden lines” that I posted on the classroom bulletin board. He moves grammaar these with imagf combination of vivid writing samples and creative writing exercises that break our limited view of grammar.

I now have finished the book.

Image Grammar, Second Edition by Harry Noden. Teaching Grammar as

Noden contends that good writers “paint” stories rather than “tell” them. There sometimes seem to be two extremes of grammar. Open Preview See a Problem? This essential principle of physics underlies our perceptions of the world and our lives.