For written narration, do you correct their spelling and grammar and punctuation? Or do you just let it go, being happy that they fully understood what they just read?
Either let it go or choose one, maybe two, areas to correct. I would only do that after praise for effort is given. And, I’d point out the error in a “no big deal” kind of way.
That’s what I do.
We never use corrections in the narration until I know for sure they’ve learned it inside their dictation/copywork. Then I simply give a reminder…. I don’t make them go back a fix it. All corrections are saved for studied dictation or for when we do a “writing intensive week” to learn how to do a particular essay type or something.ErinDParticipant
For me, it depends on the kid. For my son that is a very good speller and rarely makes mistakes, I correct him. But for a child that needs a lot of work on spelling and punctuation, and might get discouraged with lots of mistakes, I would let more go.
Thank you all!!!Melanie32Participant
Agreeing with others to go easy on the corrections. I didn’t correct at all for at least a year after beginning written narrations. Then I would focus on one area at a time and give only brief instruction, focusing on the good in the narration instead.
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