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Sample Dictation Lesson

From Primary Education – Volume 28 – Page 215 Dictation Lessons: Need for Dictation Lessons: In composition the thought is stressed all the time. “Bear hard upon your subject,” says a book of advice to adult writers. “What is it you are trying to say?” we ask again and again when a child becomes self-conscious […]

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Composition a la Charlotte Mason: Writing a Precis

In this post and this one, we learned that Miss Mason required students in grades 7-9 to write a good precis. Sometimes she called it a résumé , as in “Forms IV. & III. Read on Tuesdays some subject in “Literature,” or, on the news of the week, or, on some historical or allegorical subject, […]

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Charlotte Mason: Composition Grades 4-6

In years 4-6 for Composition and grammar, Miss Mason had her students learn the parts of speech, and do some assigned writing. The assignments and topics came from their reading, and were in addition to regular oral or sketched narration of all their readings. The older children (fifth and sixth grade) might be asked to […]

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