Why I Make Students Diagram Sentences

WARNING: This post may make me out to be the biggest grammar nerd on the block. I make my students diagram sentences. I am going to take a guess and say diagramming sentences may be the worst part of my classroom curriculum according to my students. But, I, as the teacher, love it. I took [...]


If I kept track of how many times I have been asked this question, through my entire teacher education and my two and a half years in my own classroom, and gotten paid to entertain an answer, I would not have to teach any more. The most honest answer I can provide, without becoming a cliché, [...]