Nancy G. Patterson
College of Education
Grand Valley State University


We live as if the world was as it should be, to show it what it can be.

--JoJoss Whedon



To educate as the practice of freedom is a way of teaching that anyone can learn.

--bell hooks

Important Links




EDR 631

ED 321


Grand Valley State University


National Council of Teachers of English

International Reading Association


ERIC Digests

High School Web Quests

Middle School Web Quests

Professional Web Quests

Middle School Web Quests

Professional Web Quests



People learn language to participate more fully in the social life of family and community, not for the sake of learning
language. Language and learning are both social. It is by using language to learn and to participate in the world that understanding of language and the world develops.

--Ralph Peterson






Articles and Such

Integrating Grammar into the Language Arts

Reading: Transactions (powerpoint)

Literacy and Science Powerpoint

Power Point Presentation on Grammar Research and Theory (plus lesson)


Powerpoint Presentation on Integrating Technology into the Language Arts

Integrating Technology into the Middle School Language Arts

The Freedom Web

Hypertext and Reading

Hypertext Syllabus

At Risk Students


Last Updated June 7, 2004
Nancy G. Patterson
Grand Valley State University