New book teaches grammar through hands-on learning experiences

“Hands on Grammar” by veteran educator Katherine S. McKnight offers grammar and language mini lessons for student writers
(PR NewsChannel) / January 3, 2012 / CHICAGO 
Hands on Grammar

"Hands on Grammar" by Katherine S. McKnight

“Hands on Grammar” (ISBN 1463689241) by educator and National Council of Teachers consultant Katherine S. McKnight offers 40 grammar and language lessons for students in grades 5-12 with tips and techniques for teachers.

According to McKnight, research indicates that the most effective strategies for teaching grammar include the incorporation of multiple intelligences, authentic and hands-on learning experiences and building lessons that tap into learner’s innate understanding of language and grammar. With this in mind, she offers a collection of mini lessons designed to engage students and spark dynamic learning experiences. Easy-to-use directions and tips for classroom implementation are included with each lesson along with templates and worksheets to support teachers.

“This book is the result of my interest and work in making grammar and language instruction engaging over 20 years as an educator,” McKnight says. “Using multiple intelligences – auditory, visual, and kinesthetic – makes grammar instruction more interesting and the students are more likely to internalize the content.”

A longtime teacher and educational consultant, McKnight delivers more than 50 presentations around the country every year and works with schools to implement the best practices for teaching reading, writing, and literacy in the 21st century. “Hands on Grammar” is the result of her work in the field and is informed by recent research that McKnight contends holds the key to effective grammar instruction.

“Hands on Grammar” is available for sale online at and other channels.

About the Author: Katherine S. McKnight is a writer, educator and consultant. Her career in education began as a high school English teacher in the Chicago Public School system more than 20 years ago. Today, she serves as an associate professor of secondary education at National Louis University and an onsite professional development consultant for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). McKnight is the author of “The Second City Guide to Improv in the Classroom,” “The English Teacher’s Survival Guide,” “The Teacher’s Big Book of Graphic Organizers,” “Teaching Writing in the Inclusive Classroom,” “Teaching the Classics in the Inclusive Classroom” and “Teaching English in Middle and Secondary Schools.”

Katherine S. McKnight
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