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Good Spelling Still Matters in World of Texting, Spell Check

May 30, 2012

View this article by Greg Toppo on the USA Today website

With “text speak” and spell check becoming the norm in our fast-paced, tech-obsessed society, many schools aren’t including explicit spelling instruction in their curricula—and the ramifications are apparent.

Dr. J. Richard Gentry, an educational consultant and author of The Science of Spelling, explains how the lack of emphasis on spelling instruction hinders literacy development. And, Mignon Fogarty, a writer and host of the Grammar Girl podcast series, notes that improper word usage is another drawback of our dependence on spell check.

Whether in the classroom or in the professional realm, spelling skills are still essential. View the full article on the USA Today website.

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