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In The Works

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To Catalogue and Recognize the Work of XWG Practitioners


Please add to this page.  

We can  celebrate the "rebirth of XWG" -  Richard Abend

And learn from each other.  


May 23, 2014:  Effie Cochran, Bonny Hart and Kate Parry present on the Pedagogical Power of X-Word Grammar at the ILA, Paris, France


June 23 & 25, 2014:  Tamara Kirson facilitates a workshop at The New School on X-Words and their Verb Forms


We've a site for our Fall XWG Research Pilot Project:  LaGuardia Community College.  The experimental and control group instructors have been selected, with gratitude to Cyndi Casey.  Sue Livingston is the Principal Investigator and Ann Chen is the Primary Researcher.  We have a team of eight people working to ensure the success of this pilot:  Sue, Ann, Cyndi, Fernando, Tamara, Alice, Richard and Bonny. 


Susan Khodabakhshi and Deborah Pires have presented XWG at 3 New Jersey TESOL Conventions – 2013, 2012, and 2011 as well as at three Professional Development Workshops at Union County College, New Jersey.


Bonny Hart and Tamara Kirson have presented XWG at 3 New York TESOL Conferences,  at NYU Literacy Day in 2013, 2012 and 2011, and at ILA in 2013.  


Alice Deakins and Effie Cochran have presented worldwide!


November 5, 2013:  Tamara presented Sentence Patterns at the Bank Street Language Series ConferenceFrontPage


February 2014:  Tamara taught the elements of XWG to a cohort of 20 Buenos Aires Fulbright Teaching Scholars


March 5:  Sue  presented "X-Word Grammar - Smart Grammar Teaching" at the All-CLIP Day for all CUNY CLIP (CUNY Language Immersion Program) Teachers


April 2:  Bonny presented on Sentence Patterns at the University of Akron


April 5:  Tamara taught  X-Word Grammar and Writing at The New School


Fall Date TBD:  Cheryl Schwartz will be introducing XWG to teachers at BOCES in The Hudson Valley.


August: Judy Gex, Craig Diesslin and Cyndi go to Xinzhou University in Shanxi, China for an English-teaching colloquium.  Judy studied with Robert Allen and has said that she loves x-word grammar.  Cyndi will definitely be teaching it a little every day for 2 weeks. 


Alice completed her book: The Writers' Sentence:  Editing for Grammar and Style


Deborah Pires and Susan C. Khodabakhshi published an XWG Grammar book :  Get Healthy - Learn English:  An ESL Grammar Text-Workbook 


Sue's book Working Text is being used at The New School, LaGuardia, Hunter, and Gallaudet.  













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