My seven year old loves to do math assignments. His math homework us always done quickly and accurately.
However, his spelling and English homework always take us much longer. He completes it accurately and correctly but slowly…because he spends so much time complaining about how much he dislikes it.
I get it. In this day and age we spend more time pounding out words on the computer than we spend writing with paper and pencil. Even worse, my kids use Siri to look things up on the iPad. As Pork Chop explained to me, it takes a lot longer for him to type than it takes for him to just tell her what he wants.
This is why I focus on English with him. (It has nothing to do with my being an English major and writer. Nothing at all!)
We practice what he hates so that he can get accustomed to doing it. Hopefully, he’ll even enjoy it one day. I hated math when I was a kid. I still had to do it. And then, one day I started tutoring people in college algebra and used that money to get my family season passes to Disney the first time. Then, I decided I love Algebra. I started to enjoy it for it’s logic and simplicity.
It is far too easy and accepted to shorthand when typing. There are people that don’t capitalize or use end punctuation. How many kids go into job interviews lacking basic grammar skills? From my fifteen years of experience as a hiring sales manager– the answer is too many.
To make it more interesting to Pork Chop, I am crafting his worksheets around movies, events, or activities that are current to us.
Wizard of Oz Correct the Sentences Printable Editing Worksheets
We recently watched the Wizard of Oz.
The movie is so colorful and imaginative that basing his work on it was less “boring” and motivating!
I created two worksheets for him.
The first is practice finding adjectives and the second is handwriting, capitalization, and punctuation practice. I hope you enjoy them!