Mechanically Inclined?

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  1. rachaelski

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    I read and loved this book and method for teaching quality grammar in an authentic way. However, I read it right before I began teaching Social Studies this year. When I relocate, I am teaching 7th and 8th grade ELA and I want to incorporate Mechanically Inclined methods in my classroom.

    Has anyone had success with this method?
     
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    Never heard of it. But I am quite capable with a sledge hammer and in the less than delicate application of C-4. Does that help?
     
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    No, but thanks! If you teach writing or grammar, it's a must read!
     
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    There's a reason I teach math.
     
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    You are a funny one! Where about in TN? I taught and lived in Memphis for 2 years.
     
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    I'm in Lewisburg at the moment. (About 80 miles due east of Memphis.) I grew up in East Tennessee and getting to Lewisburg is a conveluted story, but I love the town. Very small, rural community with all the trade marks of the South. It's a different sort of living.
     
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    I love the book, and I use it quite frequently! It's ideal for middle school aged children. Check out his other book, too, Everyday Edit.

    He's actually coming to my school district this summer to present a workshop! :)
     

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