Originally Posted by nwcolorider
... I stuck with what I was comfortable with, we concentrated on vocabulary, sentence structure and spelling. Diagrammed sentences and all the old school stuff that worked for me. On the district writing test they all scored at least a proficient, with 6 of the 18 advanced! They just finished their TCAP tests this week, they all said they thought they did well. I will stick with old school!...
Hurrah for Norm the English teacher
. Our boys went through the Steamboat school system and I once asked one of their english teachers why she didn't grade off for spelling. Her response was she didn't want to hinder their creativity. Our oldest got his BA in English at CSU and he still can't spell