To make life easier for all of us busy moms, Susan Anthony has put together an excellent resource for dictation. A companion to her book, Spelling Plus, Dictation Resource Book has all of the sentences ready to go. This book is also a very nice resource for referencing usage of capitalization, punctuation, prefixes, suffixes, grammar and parts of speech, word histories and more. We highly recommend this book to go along with Spelling Plus. Note: Spelling Plus is complete without the Dictation Resource book. However, it will take a bit more planning if you plan to do daily dictations without the Dictation Resource Book. 90 reproducible pages, paperback, 8 1/2"x11".
Sentence dictation provides the extended practice and mixed review students need to begin applying correct spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and other language skills in their own first draft writing. This resource book contains ready-to-dictate sentences for each of the Spelling Plus lists, as well as a wealth of resources for using the 1000 core words to teach language skills.
"Dictation is wonderful. It's practical application. If you don't review constantly, kids won't retain words. After I started teaching spelling this way, I began to like teaching spelling.” —Ann L., 6th grade teacher
To see how dictation can be used to teach spelling, watch the Spelling for Success workshop.
Hundreds of dictation sentences from the Bible and dictation sentences from children's literature are now available to follow Spelling Plus lists 37-69. Homeschoolers can teach the Bible while teaching spelling and providing children the mixed and extended practice they need to reach mastery.
You can download classic children's literature yourself to search for words you want to include in dictation. A great source for material in the public domain is www.gutenberg.org