I have had 2 boys do PLL. It was different for each one.hsmomto3 wrote:When you have your child write the dictation passages in PLL, do you have them use the "lined" paper? How much would you expect from an 8 year old boy? Should he be able to write the whole passage at one time? We are just beginning the PLL and are doing lesson 2 where he has to copy the passage....he gets upset and asks if he has to write ALL OF IT....Just curious about what I should expect.
With my older son, simply getting 3 sentences down a day was a stretch! I did many of the lessons orally, have him write out the last 1/2 of the answers or write out evens/odds. On the writing lessons I chose to do, we would spread out the writing over a few days (still with some complaining) and continue on orally with the next lessons. He was 8 at the time and I am happy to say is writing stories of several paragraphs at 10 1/2 (with little or no complaining!)
My younger son craves work like this! (He is also 8 right now.) He wrote the particular lesson in one day, but in several "sessions." He was so proud of his work when he is done. I do use paper with the triple lines (handwriting paper) for these assignments. We continue to do many of the lesson orally...but he likes to write.
Hope this helps! Molly