Shutting the barn door after the horse has run off

This article discusses something that Krashen has been saying for decades. Is the general public finally going to wake up and realize that traditional grammar lessons are not only ineffective, but also harmful, that by focusing on form instead of content teachers are stifling the creative energies of generations of students. How unsurprising is the study that showed that the only difference between three groups, students taught grammar with traditional methods, students taught grammar with innovative methods and students that were not taught grammar at all (but encouraged to read and write) was …. are you ready? …. the first two groups hated literature and writing.

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