Originally Posted by pilly
I'd love to know do they not teach spelling in school anymore?
That's not a FB status btw, genuine question.
Most of these people grew up in houses where there were no books or newspapers ever, or paper or pencils, no stories were read, no coloring in even. It was in front of the Telly when it was raining and out in the road when it was dry.
A primary teacher told me 20 years ago that kids of 4 were coming to school who had never turned a page in a book, didn’t know how, and never held a crayon or a pencil in their little hand. Had to be shown how.
It’s a miracle they learned as much as they did!