A Conversation about Grammar: Podcast Episode 181

Mar 13, 2019 | Posted by the IEW Blog Team


March is National Grammar month, so for this month we have been highlighting the topic in our blog as well as on Facebook. Our podcast is no different, and in Podcast Episode 181, Andrew Pudewa and Julie Walker take some time to discuss grammar as well as IEW’s popular grammar-editing series, Fix It! Grammar.

During the podcast, Andrew describes three divisions of grammar. The first division, inherent grammar, provides the rationale behind our popular poetry memorization program, Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization. Applied grammar, on the other hand, is what students are using when they work on editing their Fix It! Grammar assignments. Finally, analytical grammar is what many of us think of as the traditional approach to learning grammar. It emphasizes understanding the vocabulary of grammar and oftentimes includes sentence diagramming.

Not only do Andrew and Julie discuss the characteristics of the three divisions, but Andrew also shares the inspiration he had several years ago to create a grammar program that teaches at the point of need. The story is a fascinating one that we are sure you will enjoy hearing, so be sure to check it out!


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