How can I help with writing, when my child struggles to write independently?!

From Mrs Mitchell, Support for Learning Teacher.

It’s tricky for children who are in the early stages of literacy to write several sentences (or even one!) without help. But you can build these skills together.

Try some ‘old-fashioned’ dictation, brought up to date by the Literacy and Dyslexia Service. The children who come to Support for Learning are used to this process, and will keep you right! All you need to do is think of a short sentence containing some of the spelling patterns they’re currently focusing on, and follow the steps (making your voice as silly as possible!).

Dictation-at-home

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