Check your spelling… and then check your corrections!

by stryson

I can always tell when my students have used spell-check, but have not gone back to reread their work (preferably with a text-to-speech program), when I end up with assignments that say something like the following:


Tracy expanded that this is Dad’s first Christmas without Mom.

Julie is still disported about going to her Dad’s.

This story makes me wonder how Julie and Tracy’s Mom and Dad got defocused.


In case you’re not proficient in spellcheckese, the words should have been explained, disappointed, and divorced.


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