May, 2012

Is it OK to leave bad spelling un-checked?

I was a little surprised at an idea put forward by a teacher on BBC Breakfast the other morning. He was being interviewed because he believes we shouldn’t get too heavy on children’s spelling mistakes.

His reasoning is that a child could write an excellent essay, but it may be littered with spelling mistakes, and if they get it back covered in red corrections, their confidence will be undermined. I find it particularly baffling given the concern about literacy levels in the UK.

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