Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Back to Dictation

It is  such a good tool for learning vocabulary, spelling,and punctuation. Dictation.
Great time today thinking about where commas go,
how to spell "sententious,"and what is a bromide! 
All in a dictation lesson.

We are using the "parvum opus" of Strunk and White: The Elements of Style. 
We are also loving " Eats,Shoots & Leaves." There are picture books that are priceless byLynnTruss that even my high school students loved. Laughed. When a writing ends in laughter, it reminds me of 
Billy Collin's poetry. 
   I found an old English author in a Parent's 
Review: Edwin Abbot. There are lots of 
Google books online.  Logic and a training
to examine a word and its uses are learned.
Then there is remembering what they read.
Good teaching on both sites. Good books 
on writing.


Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Marvelous! I would have loved being in your class in high school.

podso said...

We were talking about handwriting yesterday. Dictation would aid in that! Sounds wonderful!