Your best offense against the state assessments

No matter what state you teach in, you can be certain that grammar is being tested . . . frequently and across the grades! The biggest issue? Most of our grades 4-12 students continue to make the same old errors year after year. Grammar Keepers to the rescue, with 101 lessons that help students internalize the conventions of correctness once and for all. Bernabei’s key ingredients include

  • Daily journal writing to increase practice and provide an authentic context
  • Minilessons and Interactive Dialogues that model how to make grammatical choices
  • A "Keepers 101" sheet to track teaching and "Parts of Speech Sheet" for student reference



"Students and teachers need accessible ways to talk about and use grammar. In Gretchen′s trademark style, she gets these ever-important conversations started and keeps them going. This book is a keeper."

(JEFF ANDERSON, author of Revision Decisions and Everyday Editing 2015-01-02)


"Gretchen Bernabei is a force as a teacher and an important mentor for using grammar instruction to help students become better writers. Gretchen has always bridged teaching the mechanics of language with authentic reading and writing because, as she says in this practical, straightforward book, ‘We only have time for the best authors, the best poetry, the best ways of living, the best ways to learn the most valuable things.’ . . . This is a smart book to add to your collection of professional resources."

(PENNY KITTLE, author of Write Beside Them and Book Love 2015-01-02)


"Gretchen Bernabei presents teachers with a buffet of concrete strategies to help student tackle grammar within the context of their own writing. Grammar Keepers provides teachers and their students with easy-to-follow, step-by-step recipes ranging from the simple concepts of grammar to more advanced structural understanding of writer′s craft."

(TIM MARTINDELL, Ed.D, President, Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts 2015-01-02)

  • Series: Corwin Literacy
  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Corwin; 1 edition (January 21, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1483375463
  • ISBN-13: 978-1483375465
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.8 x 10.9 inches

Grammar Keepers


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