- Sandi LucianoParticipant
Hi! My 8 year old has been doing copywork and he does it well. I have been picking out our own copywork verses to do based upon quotes from our read-aloud book, memory verse we are learning, poems we are memorizing, etc. I have been reviewing the info here on this website in the ebook about reading and writing. I was thinking it is probably time to transition him to transcription.
Right now he does 1 full page in a composition notebook, primary journal for K-2 which has the wide lines and middle dotted line. He does copywork, so the actual writing he does is every other line of 1 full page. It takes him about 5 minutes, so I have assumed this is enough.
For transcription do you have a separate book of what he is transcribing from and from his actual copywork journal? Or should I start writing the entire quote on the top of the page, and then let him do his transcription below? Is that the only and main difference between copywork and transcription?sarah2106Participant
Transcription is when the student can look at a few words and then copy from memory those words. It is not dictation, it is just a step up from copying letter by letter, moving into word by word and then doing a couple words at a time. SCM has a great video blog about the natural progression of language arts from copy work to dictation. I will try to find it.
Transcription is not a different “subject” from copy work, it is just a “step up” from copy work, so you don’t do both, copy work just becomes transcription. 🙂sarah2106Participant
The Natural Progression of Language Arts I think is the one I was thinking of
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