Grammar vs lexis or grammar through lexis?

english_teacher.jpg.728x520_q85Leo Selivan provides a compelling argument for teaching vocabulary and grammar together as lexical items. Is there room for grammar instruction in the classroom? Certainly yes. But the grammar practice, according to Selivan, should always start with the exploitation of lexical items. Exposing students to a lot of natural and contextualized examples will offer a lexical way into the grammar of the language.