This book contains simple dictation exercises related to "word family blends" aimed
at the Grade 2 learner. In this book the dictation sentences are printed on the page,
accompanied by colourful illustrations to assist your child with picture/word
recognition. Your child then has the opportunity of practicing the sentence/s by
tracing over it on the training lines below, and then attempting to write the sentence
out in full without the assistance of tracing letters, but WITH the original sentence in
sight. Only one dictation per week is necessary in these exercises.
The object of dictation is to reinforce the sentence/s into your child's memory so that
when you and your child are ready to take the dictation, he or she is comfortable writing out the entire sentence unaided by images, tracing words or the original sentence and he or she becomes familiar with the various blends or "sounds" in each word in the sentence.
As with anything "Practice Makes Perfect" and the tracing exercises and additional
training lines are designed and included to assist your child in familiarising himself or
herself with the sentence/s (and the "sounds" or blends) in question.
You will ultimately adopt a method of learning and teaching that suits both you and your little one.
Have a wonderful and blessed educational journey with your child.