Copywork, Narration, and Dictation: Podcast Episode 318

Apr 22, 2022 | Posted by the IEW Blog Team

Many teachers and parents hope that their students can communicate effectively, both in oral and written expression. But what can teachers and parents do to help instill these language skills throughout a student’s education? In podcast Episode 318 Andrew and Julie unpack copywork, narration, and dictation as practices that can help cultivate the arts of language, especially in younger students.

Andrew and Julie first begin by discussing the benefits of copywork. Andrew shares how copywork allows students to gain confidence and fluency in writing, which will then help them to write with more ease when they’re older. The duo also encourages teachers and parents to have their young students narrate stories aloud because it can aid in the development of speaking skills. Lastly, having students dictate what they want written allows them to exercise their memory and gives them the opportunity to actively use new vocabulary.

You won’t want to miss this insightful episode.When practicing these skills with your students, consistency is more important than the amount of time spent on them each day. A little bit each day can go a long way!



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