Monday, November 5, 2012

Snakes in Ireland - on composition lessons

More enormous relief to teachers, a self-sacrificing and greatly overburdened class can be found in a new post by Dr. Jennifer Spencer of Childlight who admits she wrestled with CM's assertions on composition for many years. You can read about her findings and conclusions in her latest blog post over at Childlight here: http://childlightusa.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/the-due-use-of-books-by-dr-jennifer-spencer/


  1. I did read that, just as I was fretting about what to do in terms of writing and spelling with my AO2 girl. It was encouraging and it reminded me of what I read years ago about Beechick and spelling. They found out that those students with formal spelling classes were not better spellers. That what made the difference was simply if they read, and the more reading the more their spelling grades improved.

  2. i JUST read the snakes in ireland sentence in whichever volume it's in (i was all over the place). :)

    love it.