Watch Out for Caillou’s English

Parents who want their children to learn a standard form of English must be alert to what the child is hearing while parked in front of the television set. Not even so-called “educational” programming can be trusted to model standard speech these days.

Pronouns Have Case

Nothing screams lack of education more loudly than saying “Me and Harry went to the zoo,” and “Send the invitation to Sally and he.”

How to Analyze a Sentence

A common mistake in American pedagogy is to teach too much too soon–especially where grammar is concerned. Grammar needs to be taught in baby steps so that the student can absorb one concept before being introduced to the next one.