School Tries a 5-Strike Grammar Policy

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School Tries a 5-Strike Grammar Policy
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Mon, 12-12-2011 - 10:20am

The Summit Christian Academy in Missouri has released a new policy that will take effect in January. If a student's paper contains more than five grammatical errors, the paper will need to be rewritten.

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Tue, 12-13-2011 - 11:26am

To me, there are more important qualities in good writing than good grammar.

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Registered: 12-04-2000
Tue, 12-13-2011 - 6:50pm

Not at all, but parents usually don't think their kid should be the one held accountable.

Sherry
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Registered: 12-04-2000
Tue, 12-13-2011 - 6:58pm

My guess is that this rule is about carelessness and the teachers want to make a point. If the kid doesn't care to proofread and correct the spelling and grammar I doubt if they are particularly concerned about creativity, expression and clarity either. They would like better writing, but the grammar and spelling are the the easiest to clearly define and use as a requirement

Sherry
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Registered: 04-07-2002
Wed, 12-14-2011 - 6:10am

Well Sherry, when I was student teaching, one of my responsibilities was a behavioral disorder class.

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Registered: 12-04-2000
Wed, 12-14-2011 - 6:41pm

I agree that artistic ability and creativity clearly show through. Special needs kids do struggle with the basics and I would approach their work and effort

Sherry