In All About Spelling, every lesson includes spelling dictation. Dictation is a great tool for teaching spelling because it allows children to use their spelling skills in a “real world” application.
What is dictation and how can it help improve my child’s spelling?
Very simply, you dictate a phrase or sentence and your student writes it down. Writing from dictation allows your student to concentrate on the writing and spelling process without having to compose original sentences.
Spelling dictation benefits your student in a number of ways:
- Spelling dictation gives your student the chance to practice newly learned words in context. If your student just learned to spell birthday, for example, writing the sentence Is your birthday in April or May? puts the new word in a real-life context.
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