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Chapter 8: The Benefits of CCSS for the Teaching of Language
Grammar, perfectly understood, enables us not only to express our meaning fully and clearly, but so to express it as to enable us to defy the ingenuity of man to give to our words any other meaning than that which we ourselves intend them to express.
Vicky will never forget the time she was in a watch repair store in her parents’ native country, Greece, picking up her watch. She must have been 12 at the time and despite the fact that her Greek was near nativelike, she made occasional errors. When the repairman gave the watch back to her, she was excited that it was repaired and ...