Strategies for Teaching Writing to Deaf College Students
The teaching of X-Word Grammar will appeal to writing instructors and tutors who work with deaf college students. Livingston, the author, created an engaging instructional handbook that aims to make teaching English simple and less complicated. X-Word Grammar is a revising technique that derives from the work of Allen (1967). Allen’s original system was Sector Analysis and was adapted into X-Word Grammar. The letter “X” stands for auXiliary as in auxiliary verbs (“be,” “do,” “have,” and all the modals). Livingston has taught developmental writing for many years in the Program for Deaf Adults at LaGuardia Community College. Eight years ago, she was introduced to X-Word Grammar through a colleague and had seen positive development in her students’ working texts.