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Copywork Dictation Penmanship

This should have been the first of my many subject posts. Some are no doubt more interesting and useful than others, but I’m hopeful that as a whole, they are beneficial. For purposes of our discussion, I am going to referring to our weeks by the day, but bear in mind, our Monday will usually not fall on a calendar Monday.

Copywork, dictation and penmanship serve different, but related purposes. Copywork exposes the student to well-written literature, dictation trains him in paying attention, and penmanship teaches him to write legibly. This skill set will make any compositions the student is required to do less painful for both of you.

On Monday, the students using LLATL will copy the passage for the week, and the other two will work on a few capital letters. On Fridays, it will be dictation, and the corresponding lowercase letters.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be “the rules”. We’ve been having quit a bit of bickering and general unpleasantness lately, so I thought this would be a good time to review the 21 Rules of This House. Of course, we’ll take a few minutes to discuss is as well as copy it. I need to make a sheet with all of them on it, and slip them into a plastic sleeve.

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