More and more parents and teachers are looking for specific material to prepare short dictations for children with those who can review the grammar rules learned. And it is that the dictations are simple exercises that motivate the little ones a lot and that brings them great benefits. Among others, they delve into spelling, avoid spelling mistakes and improve concentration and memory. So, in order to make that search much easier for you, this time we have prepared a series of thematic lectures on plants all of them perfect for elementary school students. Let's see them!
The key to making dictations very effective is to do one exercise a day, or two if they are very short, and to do them slowly and understanding what is written. Once the exercise has been completed, it must be corrected with the student in front of him so that he can comment on all his doubts.
Encourage your little one to do dictations the same as I do with my son, and also tell him all the advantages he has and everything you will be able to learn. To make it more interesting for him to illustrate the dictation on the back of the page, he will not be able to say no!
We start by proposing you some famous phrases to dictate to children. You will see that some of them are very short, so you can group two or three to make the exercise more complete. In turn, take the opportunity to talk about the author of the phrases and their meaning.
1. 'There are always flowers for the one who wishes to see them'. Henri Matisse.
2. 'If I knew that the world ends tomorrow, I, still today, I would plant a tree'. Martin Luther King.
3. 'Our bodies are our gardens, our wills are our gardeners.' William Shakespeare.
4. 'They can cut all the flowers, but they won't be able to stop spring'. Pablo Neruda.
5. 'Maybe I must have become a flower painter.' Claude Monet.
6. 'The sun around which so many planets revolve ... It does not forget to ripen a bunch of grapes.' Galileo Galilei.
7. 'Many are the lessons that can be drawn from the study of plants, if the true spirit of wisdom is sought.' John Hutton Balfour.
8. 'Plants they have life, they hear, they feel, they breathe, they feed, and some of them have cells that reproduce indefinitely. ' Blanca Miosi.
What is promised is debt. Here the homegrown dictates that speak of plants, flowers and nature. Make them yours and put them into practice with your students or your children today. You will see that they review the use of hyphens within the text, exclamations and questions, and various grammatical norms that are seen in primary grades.
9. - In the field there was a very pretty rose but I didn't want to take it- Carlos said to his mother.
- Cast? Why didn't you take her if she was so pretty? - asked her mother.
- Why is she going to be a mom! - Carlos exclaimed - because if I had taken it, it would stop being pretty.
And it is that Carlos's mother had forgotten that plants and flowers also have life.
10. Lucas planted a seed in his home garden and, as he really wanted to see the first plant, he started yelling at the seed to grow very fast.
"Don't do that!" Said a nightingale who was passing by and heard the screams. - If you yell at a seed, it will never give you a flower.
"What should I do then?" Lucas said in amazement.
- Very simple, if you want a beautiful plant to flourish from the seed a song you have to sing.
11. Animals, people and also plants live on planet earth. If you want all of them to be happy and content, you have to respect their space. People think, animals run a lot and they plant them, they create life if you let them grow and water them with love every day. What a valuable lesson we have just learned!
These poems by famous authors that have plants and nature as their central axis are perfect to dictate to elementary school students. You can do one each day or divide the one that is longer into two parts. Make a first reading in which the child will have to write down what he hears and a second reading when he has finished that it will serve as a refresher in case you need to change something.
12. 'Galán'. Federico Garcia Lorca
Galán, galancillo. In your house they burn thyme.
Neither go, nor come.
I lock the door.
With fine silver key. Tied with a ribbon.
On the tape there is a sign: My heart is far away.
Do not walk around my street. Leave it all on the air!
Galán, galancillo. In your house they burn thyme.
13. 'How to draw a landscape'. Gloria Fuertes
A landscape that has everything,
is drawn like this:
up the sun,
down the road,
the hen and a rabbit,
and near a lake
like a mirror.
Now you put the colors;
the mountain of brown,
the yellow sun star,
colorado the peasant,
the green pine,
the blue lake
—Because it is a mirror of heaven like you—,
the cow colored cow,
gray the rabbit,
as you want the flowers,
from your paint box.
Use all the colors!
14. 'To a rose'. Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz
Divine rose, that in gentle culture
You are with your fragrant subtlety
Purple magisterium in beauty,
Snowy teaching of beauty.
Fake of human architecture,
Example of vain gentleness
In whose being nature joined
The happy cradle and sad grave.
How haughty in your pomp, smug
pride, the risk of dying you disdain,
and then passed out and hunched over.
From your expired being you give faint signs!
So with learned death and foolish life,
Living you deceive and dying you teach.
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