I've been in your shoes before, so I know how challenging it is to try something different. One of the things I did was assure administration that my scores would be as strong or stronger than my team and/or expectations.
Here is a list of books that have helped me in the classroom:
For convention instruction I primarily address lessons whole group if I am seeing a lot of using but confusing going on (ex- semi-colons tried out incorrectly). Otherwise, you'll find that your one-on-one meetings are much more effective for this instruction and support (addressing use in context and following up on it with the next meeting).
So, good luck and feel free to post here if you have any questions.
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