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SENTENCE DICTATION

Have your student prepared with paper and pencil.

If your student doesn't write with pencil yet, then use crayon.

If your student doesn't write with crayon either, then make lowercase Alphabet letters on individual index cards. Make several copies of the letters that are repeated most often, especially the vowels. Then when you dictate letter sounds, your student should use the cards in proper order to form the letter combinations which you will say.

PREPARE FOR DICTATION! Make sure that you have gone over the following in advance. Your student cannot learn from you unless you know what you are teaching.

FOR DICTATION OF SENTENCES YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING:


i.e.  Pencil and Paper!!! 

i.e.  Letters which are cut out, for the student who cannot write to lay side by side to form sentences! 

i.e.  Letters written on small pieces of paper or index cards, for the student who cannot write to lay side by side to form sentences!


THE STUDENT SHOULD BE PREPARED TO READ THE SENTENCES ONCE THEY ARE CORRECTLY FORMED!


DICTATE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES.
Say each sentence carefully but NOT slowly.
Then repeat each word in the sentence slowly.
Say the sentence carefully again but do not say it slowly.
Again, repeat each word in the sentence slowly.
Dictate the sentences in this fashion until your student has it finished.

An ant can not hop.
Can an old ant hop?
No, an old ant can not hop.

We can see the rat.
(Point out the words THE and SEE, and memorize them!)


Can you see the rat?  (Memorize YOU!)
I can not see the rat.
The rat can not see me..
The cat can get the rat.
The cat has the rat.
(Point out the word HAS, and memorize it!)

Let the rat go, Cat!

Can you see the ox?
The ox is red.
I can not see the ox.
Can you see the red ox?

Can you see the cat?
I can not see the cat.
He can see the cat.
She can see the cat
(Memorize the sound of SH!)

The cat has the rat.

Yes, the cat has the rat.
Let the rat go, Cat!
Let him go!
Can the rat run?
The rat can run fast.



A red dog bit a pig.
The pig got mad.
The pig got mad at the dog.

The pig ran.
The dog ran.
Both the pig and the dog ran.  (Memorize TH!)

Can you see the bat?
The bat can not see.
The bat is blind.

The bat can fly, but it can not see.
(Explain: y sounds like i!)

I can see, but I can not fly.
Can you see?
Can you fly?

The bats can fly.
The bats can not see.
The bats are blind.
Six bats fly.
Six bats are blind.
I can see six bats.

I can see a pig.
The pig is fat.
The fat pig can run.
I see that red pig.
That red pig is fat.
That red pig is too fat.

That fat red pig cannot run.
(Explain: CANNOT is made of two words!)

It is too fat.
That red pig is too fat to run!

The pet dog is wet.
The dog is in the tub.
The cat is in the tub too.
The cat is wet.
Both the cat and dog are wet.
Both are in the tub.

Jim has gum.
He has gum.
Nan has gum too.
She has gum too.
Both Nan and Jim have gum.
(Memorize: HAVE!  The e is silent!)

I have a big pig with a wig.
The pig has a wig.
The pig is fat.
The fat pig has a wig.
I have a big fat pig with a wig.
I can see that bug in that rug.
That bug cannot see me.

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