In Bringing Grammar to Life, Deborah Dean offers concrete examples and sample classroom dialogue that shows what it means to integrate grammar into the content of a class. Chapter 1 sets the stage for this approach and explains the five aspects of grammar used in the book:
Chapters 2 and 3 focus on how to integrate grammar with reading and writing. Chapter 4 addresses two major issues that complicate the effective teaching of grammar for many teachers: concern for English-language learners and testing. Finally, chapter 5 explores how to plan for and assess an integrated approach to grammar instruction.