Teaching Grammar

This article from Michael Morpurgo on The Guardian has been making the rounds online.

From my perspective as a home educator, I want my kids to understand grammar and have a decent grasp of spelling. However, analyzing language should only ever come after a child has a deep affection for language, years of falling in love with good prose of beautiful poetry. I’ll teach my kids grammar eventually, but only after they have enjoyed copious myths and fairy tales, The Wind in the Willows and Robin Hood, Blake and Wordsworth.

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