|I marked a few grammar errors on this single page in a Junie B. Jones book.|
I have 2 problems with this intentionally incorrect grammar.
1. It's very difficult for me to read with good flow. My eyes cross words that shouldn't be there or shouldn't be in that form and I have to stop myself and think through the proper grammar. Granted, this is a split second thought process, but it interrupts the flow of the story when I read it out loud to my daughter.
2. Should we really introduce incorrect grammar to children who are just learning to read? Is this reinforcing the incorrect grammar? Will kids who read this or have it read to them think that the incorrect grammar is really correct?
I still read these books to my daughter, but when I read it out loud, I correct the grammar.
P.S. I note that my grammar is not the best, but I never intentionally introduce incorrect grammar in my blog. If you spot incorrect grammar, I assure you that it's a mistake (or ignorance!) on my part.