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  1. Brian
    December 14, 2016 @ 3:49 pm

    So very true, Elaine. One mention though had me questioning – failures with SpellCheck. So often this is automatically set to ‘Muric’n rather than U.K English. I know. You have heard this from me before. Having lived and worked in the United States for seven years, I became somewhat accustomed to some of the things I would hear: sentences with dangling participles, etc. It was so interesting shortly after I crossed the Ambassador Bridge when returning home to see a licence plate for which the first four letters were “AKSD”. I had listened to that mispronunciation for years. I actually stopped and took a photo of the licence plate. It is somewhere on the computer here.
    It was so good to see you and everyone else over the weekend. Thanks for hosting the dinner. I expect to be back for 26/12/16.

  2. Bette A. Stevens
    December 31, 2016 @ 3:26 pm

    Sharing your awesome post, Elaine. When I was teaching, spelling and grammar were not part of the established curriculum. But, it was critical part of learning in my classroom. Oh, how I love Ronda Keller’s book cover! It brings to mind the pile of golden nuggets my amazing students gifted me. 🙂