Multiple-choice tests that present several versions of the same word, only one of which is spelled correctly, sow confusion and reinforce misspellings.
Some frequently misspelled words will be flagged by any spell checker because they have no corresponding homonyms. For example, there’s no excuse for misspelling a word like “definite” or “separate.”
Sometimes, however, an unfamiliar pronunciation can obscure meaning.
No child should be asked to use the tools of a written language until his teacher has taught them to him.
How is it that when it comes to preparing your taxes or writing computer code, “close enough” is not good enough, but when it comes to literacy, “almost” is OK?
Just a few days after the school shooting in Ohio, someone at a school in Georgia reported a shooting threat that caused that school to be locked down for several hours. Here’s the threat as it was reported to the authorities: Gunman be at west hall today. Here’s the message typed by the sender: Gunna […]