I did it like that for a long time [copy her own words]. Still do. I hope it's ok.amelasky wrote:Hello! I am here with yet another question for veteran MFW1 moms. (and dads :) My daughter (6.5) loves her schoolwork. She's doing a great job at her reading. She wants to read her Bible Reader at night and to her grandparents, her dad, and basically whoever will sit still long enough to listen.
She REALLY doesn't want to try and spell her words for her Bible summary sentence on her own. At this point, does she HAVE to attempt to invent spell and write on her own? It the stress worth it, or would it be just as effective to let her copy her own words that I've written down for her? At least until the idea of writing on her own doesn't panic her?
Oh the joys of raising a child just like me....who really wants to do everything successfully the first time. :)
One of the things that *I* would occasionally do would be to make a mistake while writing and just correct it a few minutes later. Or I would "talk to myself out loud" while writing and say things like "I think it's spelled like this. I'll check later." I never made a big deal out of it, but they saw that lesson in action. Or we'd sound out words together so that is was a process skill being taught, not a perfection to attain.
Another technique that I used with the notebook was to help my child pick out a sentence from the Bible reader and let her copy her favorite sentence.
I don't let spelling become a block to the writing process and some errors I choose to overlook at certain times. Copywork is a different story.