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Don’t Press the Technicalities Too Early

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Here is a Facebook conversation we recently had with a friend. Debra: I have an 8-year-old and 7-year-old (along with three littles). Both are reading very well. We read aloud a lot and love it. They want to write letters and notes. I am simply noticing a lack of any good spelling. I’m wondering if […]

Dictation and Perfect Mothers

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Question: I have tried dictation with my eleven-year-old daughter and she absolutely hates it. Not knowing where the punctuation marks go frustrates her. We have compromised by giving her hints. Answer: Dictation is less exact than copywork. You can’t always be sure that what you are writing is correct. Some children are perfectionists who want […]

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