Is it possible to have everyday grammar? It probably is, but educators may need to have an honest discussion.
This is my second discussion in the series Grammar Is Important.
Last week I mentioned a few ideas about grammar instruction in schools. My main idea came from my experiences teaching secondary students:
Many teachers are uncomfortable teaching grammar because they themselves do not have a firm grasp of some grammar. Grammar was taken out of the classroom and many teachers did not study it, or study teaching methods with grammar.
I think the actual lack of grammar instruction can be broken into four parts: