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    I think I do fairly well when it comes to spelling and grammar, but I didn't learn before I began school. I began school when I was 4, turning 5, and had very little interest in learning beforehand. I could neither read nor write when I began.
    Maybe it was just my school then, which is also a possibility. Still an interesting one. I come across a lot of parents who think it‘s strictly the schools job to teach their kids, then get shocked when the kids aren‘t made to learn their home readers, etc, which is home work and their kids fall behind.

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    You know what annoys me.... marking students work and seeing things like 'ezy' instead of easy and 'nite' instead of night...

    does my head in.

    I'm not talking about grade 2.. I'm talking about grade 4...or heaven forbid, grade 9!

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    I just made a random and shocking realisation. Every person I went to school with, who can read and write at their age level, learnt at home and not at school. They got their skills ‘‘polished‘‘ at school, but they could read and write due to home teaching.
    I learnt to read and write before starting school and i have shocking literacy skills.
    I have no idea how to use grammar properly. I think it's actually the case for many who attended the same primary school as me. The school had a reputation for failing students in that respect.

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    I kind of think that some people just get it... and others don't. I do think that education and parental input helps, but not to the extent of you being hopeless of fabulous. I think that kind of thing is just something you've within you. DD just knew how to read, to spell. A little help was given, but it has only ever been a LITTLE help. She just knows how to do it. It's no credit to either my parenting or her teacher's teaching ability (she knew how to do both before her teacher got to her), she's just naturally good at those things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    I kind of think that some people just get it... and others don't. I do think that education and parental input helps, but not to the extent of you being hopeless of fabulous. I think that kind of thing is just something you've within you. DD just knew how to read, to spell. A little help was given, but it has only ever been a LITTLE help. She just knows how to do it. It's no credit to either my parenting or her teacher's teaching ability (she knew how to do both before her teacher got to her), she's just naturally good at those things.
    I agree. I also think it can be hereditary - DD is shaping up to be just as much of a grammar/spelling nazi as I am. Not because I'm always correcting her - I don't have to! Her teacher told me that she gets frustrated with the other kids and she's even been in trouble a couple of times for interrupting and correcting people

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    I agree. I also think it can be hereditary - DD is shaping up to be just as much of a grammar/spelling nazi as I am. Not because I'm always correcting her - I don't have to! Her teacher told me that she gets frustrated with the other kids and she's even been in trouble a couple of times for interrupting and correcting people
    I believe this too. Both my parents and my sister and I just 'get it' with spelling and grammar. None of us learned to write before school, but it all just came naturally, like linguistics is our strength. Not everybody has the exact same strengths and weaknesses, so of course not everyone will just 'get it'. And that's totally ok

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    I don't correct my autocorrect. So counseling is how my phone wants it to be.

    Take it up with Samsung.

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    It's worse when they spell it r-a-p-e-d... My friend said on my announcing pregnancy that DH and I must be raped.. No we weren't. Neither of us... We were however rapt.
    Ohh that one is bad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelle65 View Post
    I agree. I also think it can be hereditary - DD is shaping up to be just as much of a grammar/spelling nazi as I am. Not because I'm always correcting her - I don't have to! Her teacher told me that she gets frustrated with the other kids and she's even been in trouble a couple of times for interrupting and correcting people
    I don't agree with this train of thought either. My mother excelled in language based subjects, she studied journalism at uni, she tutored English and French, etc. Her ability wasn't passed on to myself or my siblings. I think the biggest contributing factor to our appauling literacy skills would be the poor level of education we received.

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