Date of Graduation

Spring 2018

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts in Education


Adolescent to Young Adult - Integrated Language Arts

Research Sponsor

Larry Weigle

First Reader

Denise Stuart

Second Reader

Brittany LaCroix


This project explores the different methods currently being used to teach grammar in a secondary Language Arts classroom. Additionally, the research identifies the relevance of sentence parsing, a traditional grammar method. Finally, the project offers a set of materials that would tangibly allow readers to take the results of the research and apply traditional grammar practices into a modern-day classroom. While there are many different current methods being used to teach grammar, this paper ultimately makes an argument that traditional grammar still can play a powerful role in the classrooms of tomorrow.