Frankly, we know, the more we teach kids to obsess on correctness in grammar and writing...the worse they write and the less motivated they are (oh no...did I end with
As you may well know, I have been an almost-lone-voice in how rediculously useless teaching grammar (to grow writers) is as homeschoolers. Honestly, it's the same with mass education as
The Following is an Excerpt from a Yahoo Group I belong to...and my thoughts on why grammar and spelling are not really good subjects to teach. Hi Gina (and all), I feel
In a recent conversation about grammar and writing, I made the following point. Hope it is helpful.Often I hear it posed that ‘grammar study is useful’— and, the reason they
Here's a posted conversation that may help:Great question about the SAT.The SAT is timed, so no one is going to operate effectively by recalling and applying a matrix of rules.
Here's a post I responded to about learning word meanings: Need a suggestion… my 9 yr old learns differently. I pulled her from PS after finding out that her work was
This is a post of an old rant of mind that I wanted to make sure was in my blog. Frankly, we know that the more one studies grammar, the
I started out thinking I might want to explain why all the folks griping about grammar (and punctuation and spelling) on the internet need to relax. Look, I love grammar