Using Textbook Grammar Activities
Textbooks usually provide one or more of the following three types of grammar exercises.
To use textbook grammar exercises effectively, instructors need to recognize which type they are, devote the appropriate amount of time to them, and supplement them as needed.
Before the teaching term begins, inventory the textbook to see which type(s) of drills it provides. Decide which you will use in class, which you will assign as homework, and which you will skip.
When deciding which textbook drills to use and how much time to allot to them, keep their relative value in mind.
If the textbook provides few or no meaningful and communicative drills, instructors may want to create some to substitute for mechanical drills. See Developing Grammar Activities for guidelines.
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