Modeling Proper Speech
It's important that children
pronounce words correctly. Before they set foot in school, they need to be
"schooled" in proper grammar. When they can order the sounds correctly in their
minds and pronounce the words correctly and in proper order, they're much
better off when it comes time to record those sounds on paper in written form.
But you don't want to crush a
child's spirit by constantly correcting his or her grammar or pronunciation.
That's annoying, and not necessary.
It's much better to listen to your
child's everyday speech, and work a correction of bad grammar or
mispronunciation gently and inconspicuously into your side of the conversation.
That's the best way to teach: to not
appear to be teaching.
have tooken the label off myself.
should have taken it off?
down the slide and I catched him.
him? That's great!
didn't want him to fall off.
wanted more childs.
Why they did want more children?
children could do things with them and play with them.
probably should have gone.
hided in the bathroom.
The dog bit
works really well? How have you used it?
I drew a
picture of him without no ears.
ears? Why? So he couldn't listen to you?
By Susan Darst Williams • www.GoBigEd.com • Grammar Granny
014 • © 2006