Welcome to the latest Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival!In this edition, we'll be looking at the place of Copywork, Dictation and Composition in a CM education.
Copywork: (also known as transcription)
"The earliest practice in writing proper for children of seven or eight should be, not letter writing or dictation, but transcription, slow and beautiful work... Transcription should be an introduction to spelling. Children should be encouraged to look at the word, see a picture of it with their eyes shut, and then write from memory." v1 p239Dictation:
"Here the object aimed at is to let the child get a correct picture of the word, and the passages to be dictated (not words without their context) are therefore carefully prepared, so that no misspelt word shall leave its impress on the brain." Mrs. FranklinComposition: (also known as narration! v1 p248 & v6 p191)
"Oral composition is the habit of the school from the age of six to eighteen." v6 p270Are you ready? Grab your cup of tea and spend a while with us looking at the following aspects of a Living Education...
Clara presents Does using the Charlotte Mason method of teaching writing through copywork, dictation, and narration really work?
Jennifer Mackintosh presents Wildflowers and Marbles: Considering - Charlotte Mason and Our Approach to Language Arts. *She's written a series, so make sure to look for the link w/in the post! :)
Sarah presents What Composition at This Age? posted at All That's Goood.
Queen of Carrots presents A Few Ideas for Copywork.
"The child can simultaneously with reading make up words with loose letters, and copy them so that spelling, dictation and reading can go hand in hand." Mrs. Franklin in
Lanaya presents Perfection in Letter Formation.
Barb presents Copywork and Dictation in High School? Simply Charlotte Mason Giveaway! - She's giving away two copies!
Traci Brooks presents Composition Comes By Nature.
amy in peru presents Narration, just a part of the whole & Copywork: an assignment
We will continue a supervised copywork lesson once a week even in year 7,
Amy Dumas presents Dictation - It Really Works! posted at Ambling.
Nancy Kelly presents My Calendar of Firsts.
4sweetums presents What Tools Do You Need to Homeschool?.
Jimmie presents Q & A: Did Charlotte Mason Espouse Notebooking?.
In the picture above, the boys are copying from an electronic version of Spelling Wisdom Book 3, and here Bria's using Book 1. Her attention has improved significantly over the last 2 weeks of school!
Tricia Hodges presents Tree Reflection: A Pastels Tutorial.
Cindy West presents The Study of a Twig.
Andrea @ Mosaic Ideas presents Mosaic Ideas for All Ages.
Kelly @ The Homeschool Co-op presents What Really Makes Our Kids Happy?.
The next CMBCarnival will be:
Religious Studies - 11/8Would you like to submit related photos or art to the upcoming carnival? In keeping with the theme, I'd love to use other CMer's things, if your items are chosen, full credit will be given. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to: charlottemasonblogs (at) gmail (dot) com.
CM vol.3 p137ff & vol.6 p.159-169
Parent's Review article: A Boy's Religion & The Development of the Religious Instinct in the Child
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