Teachers are urged to integrate grammar instruction with lessons on writer's craft, but what does that look like in real classrooms with real kids? In The Craft of Grammar , Jeff Anderson shows how he brings grammar and craft together meaningfully for student writers. Jeff and his sixth-grade students move easily from analyzing sentences to freewrites in writer's tebooks to express-lane edits of their writing in daily workshops. The lessons, individual conferences, and small-group activities on the video demonstrate how to use high-quality children's and young adult literature as mentor texts and as an alternative to Daily Oral Language. This sixty-minute DVD includes examples of: developing whole-class lessons focused on short mentor text; linking the writer's tebook to grammar instruction; assisting students in individual conferences as they test new writing strategies and analyze text; scaffolding learning through guided practice and small-group work; creating mnemonic devices to help students retain key rules; celebrating student success and tactfully correcting errors. Jeff presents simple and imaginative tools and memory devices--from the whoop of the AAAWWUBIS to the clever and catchy FANBOYS--that help students see the value of grammar and mechanics in crafting powerful writing and retain that kwledge. Filmed in his diverse, Title I classroom in San Antonio, Texas, and featuring Jeff's unique brand of energy, passion, and self-deprecating humor, The Craft of Grammar helps teachers of intermediate and adolescent writers find new and engaging ways to connect the writing process with grammar and mechanics.