DICTATION (Spelling)

"It is impossible to teach children to spell when they do not read for themselves... in thousands of cases that come beore us we find that children who use their books for themselves spell well because they visualise the words they read. Those who merely listen to their teacher have no guide to the spelling of the words they hear.

...the fact is, the gift of spelling depends upon the power the eye possesses to 'take' (in a photographic sense) a detailed picture of a word; and this is a power and habit which must be cultivated in children from the first.

Illiterate spelling is usually a sign of sparse reading; but, sometimes, of hasty reading without the habit of seeing the words that are skimmed over." Charlotte Mason

Teaching Spelling the CM Way

Teaching Spelling Through Studied Dictation

A Dictation Lesson

What if Dictation is Not Working?