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Speaking Grammar
Mon Oct 26, 2015 22:15

I agree with both of you. In this county more students are hearing improper grammar because of where we live. I haven't figured out wether it is a cultural reason to speak that way or if they really do not understand the proper way to speak. This happens of the mountain too but more in children than adults. I have been in numerous meetings with parents in the county and realized why their student is having trouble with grammar, writing, reading and/or speech. They sound just like their children do. You would expect me to speak better than my 5 year old, however this is not the case in this county. I think that it does our students a disservice not to be corrected and taught the proper way to speak. It is really bad when you have teachers that are using improper grammar, setting a horrible example for students. Without assumptions, we are to be teaching our students to compete in a globally competitive economy where they will be expected to meet appropriate standards. They may not be given a chance to prove their knowledge if they cannot speak with coherence and comprehensiveness. For the most part, I try to correct any improper grammar my student's use and have them repeat the correct expression. Even if I say something incorrectly, I make it a point to correct myself in front of whoever I am specking to.

  • Speaking Grammar - Melanie McLeod, Sat Oct 24 12:34
    Hey, Megan: I agree that it is difficult to teach writing skills to students who have incorrect speaking grammar or a speech disability. With regards to the speech issue, our phonics program should... more
    • Speaking Grammar - shannonsilver, Mon Oct 26 22:15
      • Everyday Grammar - Melanie McLeod, Tue Oct 27 05:50
        Shannon: I agree....people in our area tend to use incorrect grammar in their everyday speech. Therefore, it's imperative that we consistently model and correct any misuse of grammar used within the... more
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