School marking policies - correction of spellings

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chew8
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Re: School marking policies - correction of spellings

Post by chew8 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:36 am

I agree that if exposure to illegal spellings causes problems, the problems will be for spelling rather than reading – but if children’s reading is on track, they will routinely be exposed to vastly more legal (and correct) spellings than illegal (or incorrect) spellings. That balance will surely not be tipped to danger-point by a few illegal spellings in lists devised by publishers or teachers, and if those few illegal spellings, presented in a DECODING context, help to prepare children to have a go at working out a pronunciation for anything they encounter in text-reading, some good may be done.

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Re: School marking policies - correction of spellings

Post by JIM CURRAN » Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:58 am

Not the oignon: fury as France changes 2,000 spellings and ditches circumflex
#JeSuisCirconflexe campaigners fight back against decision by the Academie Française to ‘fix anomalies’ and scrap the circumflex accent


French linguistic purists have voiced online anger at the loss of one of their favourite accents – the pointy little circumflex hat (ˆ) that sits on top of certain vowels.

A change in the spelling of some 2,000 French words will come into effect in new primary school textbooks being released for the start of the school year in September, the education ministry and publishers have announced.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/f ... circumflex

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