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Angie Helton
Re: Grammar/Spelling
Sat Jun 20, 2015 09:55

To me if the student is pushed to spell every word correct, and make sure the end of every sentence has a period or question mark, it discourages the student and he/she will lose interest in writing. Especially in the lower grades.

  • Re: Communication - lavertyse, Thu Jun 18 07:56
    Angie, I think you are right. I think that getting students to communicate is the most important part. The spelling and grammar can come later. I think that sometimes we get to caught up in trying to ... more
    • Re: Grammar/Spelling - Angie Helton, Sat Jun 20 09:55
    • you've got it! - koppenhaverd, Thu Jun 18 11:03
      It's not that grammar and spelling are unimportant. It's a question of timing and emphasis. Focus on communication daily, focus on one grammar/spelling/form issue at a time in mini-lessons until... more
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