Dictation, attention to spelling!
My daughter (8yrs old) is busy reading to my son (10yrs old) the passage for his dictation. He enjoys dictation.
Dictation at Charlotte Mason’s schools was usually scheduled once or twice a week; and prepared dictation only starts from 9, depends on the child ability to read.
(Charlotte Mason, Vol. 1, p. 238)- “Transcription should be an introduction to spelling. Children should be encouraged to look at the word, see a picture of it with their eyes shut, and then write from memory.
(Charlotte Mason, Vol. 1, p. 242) – “It also prepares them for the second condition of good spelling, which is much combined with the habit of imaging the words as they are read.”