What’s so great about dictation?

The verb ‘to dictate’ is not one that teachers warm to.  This is because we love to foster creativity in our children and to get them to write their own ideas.  BUT when teaching children how to read and spell we need to use all the best tools we have to instruct our beginner readers […]

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What is so great about dictation?

I have been working with an 8 year old pupil on  the spelling ‘ck’.  We also need to revisit ‘sh, ch and th’ which she tends to forget and confuse.  Every week we do a bit of dictation including the graphemes we need to revise.  This dictation is based on a Dandelion Launcher book ‘Which Shall I […]

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