Dictation is a wonderful tool for improving your students’ grammar, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary and listening skills! DICTATION DONE RIGHT for THIRD
is designed to help your students get the most out of their first year of dictation.
They will become better writers through editing (capitalization, punctuation and spelling) and completing dictation of passages from scripture--22 of the 36 passages in this homeschool set are scripture--poetry, quotes from famous early Americans, and simple literature passages.
Each week your students will independently complete three easy steps as they prepare to listen and write their dictation.
1. Dictation Worksheet:
The dictation passage is presented on this sheet. Your students will read through it; highlight the capitals in one color and the punctuation in another; then consider which words are difficult to spell; circle those words and write them on the Words to Practice
**The weekly dictation passages are part of Sonlight Curriculum's Core D Language Arts program.**
2. Words to Practice:
This is a self-testing tri-fold that your students will use to practice spelling and note new punctuation rules. They will write all the difficult words on one side of the tri-fold. Then complete the pre-test by saying the words to themselves and trying to spell them. Any words that are not spelled correctly on the pre-test should be worked on during the week.
I have found MY SPELLING NOTEBOOK
to be a wonderful tool to help children practice correct spelling. It is a phonemic spelling system that enables you to track and systematically correct their spelling struggles. You can use it with any spelling program, or simply with your student’s daily written work.
3. Punctuation Practice:
Here your students will exercise their editing skills. The dictation passage is again presented, but without capitalization and punctuation. Your students will insert all the capitalization and punctuation (ending punctuation, commas, quotation marks, apostrophes, dashes, colons and semi-colons) that are missing. In addition to missing punctuation and capitalization, each passage contains six misspelled words that your students will find and correct. An answer key is provided.
Again, if your students do not correct the spelling accurately, note the words in their MY SPELLING NOTEBOOK
to ensure they practice/master them.
When your children have completed the Punctuation Practice
sheet they will check their work with the Dictation Worksheet
There are 32 Punctuation Rule Cards
included in this pack. They will help your students understand how and when to capitalize and punctuate each passage.
Now your students are ready to listen to the dictation as you read it and write the passage... DICTATION DONE RIGHT!
Other titles in this series:
DICTATION DONE RIGHT for MIDDLE SCHOOL
DICTATION DONE RIGHT for SIXTH
DICTATION DONE RIGHT for FOURTH