Milknhoney Posted July 24, 2012 Share Posted July 24, 2012 Today is day two of third grade. Up til now I have been typing out ds's narrations for history for him. This year I am dictating them back to him to write down. His narration was ten sentences. It took him 30 minutes to write out four of them. Then I had to quit and move on. I have to work at noon so there is only so much time to work on each subject. Plus, I think 30 minutes is quite long enough to spend on writing. Is it normal for a third grader (seven years old) to take that long to write out sentences? I know the going will be slower than it would be for me, but geez. At that pace it would have taken an hour to write out his whole narration. Then we went on to WWE level three. Week one, day two. First dictation exercise. Not that long of a sentence but that whole thing ended up taking about 30 minutes. Some of it was daydreaming, playing with his pencil, and so on. But he was also writing so slowly. Some of that is because until now I've trained him to write neatly and carefully. Now suddenly I'm telling him to hurry up! Poor kid! I don't know what to do. Am I giving him too much to write? Is it normal for a student to take this long to write out a few sentences? Does something need to go? What should I cut? Or is it reasonable to expect him to write faster? And how do I get him to start doing that without compromising neatness? Help! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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