I've been studying the ECC TM a lot in my free time! LOL I like the way the Hazell's have explained the dictation process on page 6 of the TM. I have done dictation in the past with other curr. and this is very similar to how we've done it.Linda, TX wrote:We are on our 9th day of ECC and it is all we expected it to be. When the child writes from dictation, do you verbally go over their errors? Do they rewrite it correctly? What is the idea behind letting them make errors first without just letting them copy it? It seems like a spelling test. Maybe you can help me out on my thinking. ??? Thanks,
On Mon. they do copy it as they look at it and note any special items they may need to try to remember for the next day. On Tue. they look over the verse to refresh their memory. Then take the paper away and do the dictation. Then let them look at the original again and let them find their mistakes by comparing. You can help explain the why's behind some of the rules as they find their mistakes and correct them.
I do plan on extending this process by repeating this on day 3 if they missed a lot of things. If they did pretty well on day 2, then I'm thinking about repeating the dictation on day 3 only not letting them look at the verse before hand, so it's totally from memory of their work from the day before. HTH Dawn