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"Discussing grammar in the teachers' lounge is a little like stepping in between two opposing 350-pound NFL linemen just after the ball is snapped," says Harry Noden, veteran English teacher and author of Image Grammar (Noden vii). With this statement, Noden captures the intensity and hostility that has characterized departmental meetings, university classrooms, and scholarly articles in which the issue of grammar has been disputed. Relying upon this football metaphor, Noden aptly describes the precarious situation language arts teachers face when they enter the profession and one of its greatest debates-grammar instruction-an issue in which all English teachers inevitably become entangled, regardless of their professional opinion or stake in the matter.
Wight, Shauna, "The Real World of Language Instruction: Cache Valley Teachers Speak Out On the Challenges They Face While Teaching Grammar" (2004). Undergraduate Honors Capstone Projects. 800.
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