[EDLING:837] CFP: Grammar Issue

Francis M Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Fri Jun 3 16:11:53 UTC 2005

> Call for Papers: 2005 Louisiana English Journal; Focus: Grammar
> Deadline: August 15, 2005
> The Louisiana English Journal (LEJ) aids Louisiana's kindergarten through
> college English language arts teachers by providing a forum for the
> exchange of practical classroom ideas and methodology, and by showcasing
> creative writing. A bi-annual, published forum for members of the
> Louisiana Council of Teachers of English, the Louisiana English Journal
> supports the research contributions and stimulates an on-going dialogue
> between elementary, middle, and secondary teachers; supervisors of
> English programs; college and university faculty; teacher educators;
> local and state agency English specialists; and professionals in related fields.
> The 2005 focus of LEJ is grammar.  Questions for consideration include but are not limited to:  How do we reinvent grammar for the grade-level expectations of the No Child Left Behind Act?  Is teaching grammar obselete?  Is it possible to teach students grammar?  What works and what does not work in the classroom?  Is there a better way to teach it?  What kind of understanding of grammar and its importance do teachers need to impart to students?  What methods of teaching grammar work best with ESL students?  Why do college students in advanced grammar classes “catch on” more quickly?  How does grammar aid in teaching the writing process?  Which diagramming structure works best? Sample lessons are encouraged.
> Please include a cover sheet that contains your name, postal address, telephone number, school/institution, fax number, and email address. Otherwise, keep all identification off  the other pages as this is a refereed journal.
> Submit entries by:  August 15, 2005.
> Submissions must be electronic in MS Word (a .doc extension).
> Submit to: laengj at cox-internet.com.
> Submissions from graduate students are encouraged.
> The LEJ is published annually by the Louisiana Council of Teachers of English and is abstracted by the MLA Bibliography and ERIC.

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