"Yes, I do." ??? No, I don't.
Do you like English?
Yes, I do. / No, I don't.
Do you feel we should teach these responses to our students?
I teach 20-30 young students privately and I teach them all.
Yes, I like English. / No, I don't like English.
Is that a monkey?
Yes, it's a monkey. / No, it's not a monkey.
Those who have gone on to JHS have made the jump to text book responses with the greatest of ease. (Almost too good, many of them loosing the responses I taught them.)
What are your thoughts?