Wednesday, November 29, 2006
To give parents with struggling writers hope, I thought I would post a snapshot of Pamela's studied dictation of Tennyson's Cradle Song from yesterday. She wrote this on regular filler paper with lines spaced 3/8 of an inch apart. Compare the neatness and legibility of her handwriting today to her shaky capital letters of nine years ago.
One point of studied dictation is to show one's best efforts in penmanship, spelling, grammar, etc. This is a sample of her handwriting at its neatest. Pamela only made three minor errors: she left out a comma, capitalized then, and wrote she rest. I corrected her work in purple ink, and today's grammar lesson covered noun-verb agreement. Today's studied dictation had only one error: she misspelled 'til.