Dictation or Copywork to Teach Catechism and Number Facts
Use the Dictation or Copywork to Teach Catechism and Number Facts to Teach the Truths of the Catholic Faith Using Math Facts, Dictation or Copywork and Art.
This Dictation or Copywork to Teach Catechism and Number Facts can help children of different age levels begin to learn the unique and rich details of the Catholic faith. It also reinforces simple math facts, practices dictation skills (or copywork if you or your learner are ready to use dictation), and hones drawing skills.
How to Use the Dictation or Copywork to Teach Catechism and Number Facts.
Print out the sheets needed. Teachers should use one sheet daily. You may choose to use a plain notebook instead of our sheets, and that's perfectly fine. Just use a ruler to create the margins needed.
Announce the number for the day, and then ask your learner if they can think of anything from their catechism knowledge that could fit the criteria. For instance, the number four could prompt - four authors of the Gospel, four marks of the Church, four weeks of Advent, etc. Give leading prompts if needed.
Announce the answer, read the passage and then give a short explanation of it. This is an excellent time for catechism lessons to unfold. Don't be afraid to take some time and explain the truth of the faith. We have purposely included some vocabulary terms with which children may not be familiar.
Reread the passage; twice for dictation. Read it through once for content and then a second time for them to write it out. You could treat this as copywork instead of dictation using a blackboard, whiteboard, or other paper.
Next, ask them to draw a picture that goes with the truth they just wrote down.
Lastly, ask them to write the number fact family for the number that has been highlighted.
This is fun and can be used as quickly or slowly as desired. Find multiple line spacing options for writers of varying skill levels - those who are just learning to write, practicing cursive, or have trouble controlling motor skills.
Focus: This resource activity is designed to help teach the Catechism of the Catholic church while reinforcing number facts, encouraging artistic interpretation of Catholicism, and honing dictation skills.
Theme: Number facts, Catechism