Cor­rect English

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

I read with in­ter­est your ar­ti­cle about the Shine lit­er­acy project pro­posed for Porirua schools.

Good read­ing and writ­ing skills are es­sen­tial for ef­fec­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion – as is be­ing able to spell cor­rectly.

In the fourth para­graph from the end – and I quote: ‘‘It was based on the same prin­ci­pals, but al­lowed free­dom for teach­ers.’’

In this in­stance the prin­ci­pal (‘‘-al’’) was Kerry De­laney of Ti­tahi Bay School. But the prin­ci­ple (‘‘-le’’) un­der dis­cus­sion was one that al­lowed teach­ers to be cre­ative about how they taught.

A few letters can make all the dif­fer­ence be­tween sense and non­sense.

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