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Typing written narrations in high school

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:54 pm
by annaz
Is it wrong to type written narrations in WG? The reason I ask is, if they are to proof their writing and make sure they have what they need according to the skills list, it is easier to make any corrections than if it was hand written. You couldn't find you missed something then simply insert it. And since we're creating longer papers/narrations I would assume that this would be less frustrating.

However, I realize the CM method is attention to habit - detail, but with narrations of this size, applying grammar, opinions, connections, vivid vocab - all that's included on the list, I would find it extremely hard to do it right the first time. That would assume perfection and we know no one is perfect.

I don't have her type anything else in the notebook, except narrations since I think writing by hand is a muscle to be to exercised.

So what is the supposed rule here? CM didn't have typewriters readily available for use. Would she have used them?

Re: Typing written narrations in high school

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:28 pm
by LynnH
You know my son types his narrations due to his dysgraphia. Even if he didn't struggle with this I think I would probably still have him type them at this point because as you said he is self editing so there are always things he needs to add or correct and with a 3-5 paragraph narration it is just easier and neater to do if he is typing. I know Julie's son still writes his so hopefully she will chime in on how he makes his corrections. I don't see how typing them would impact the goals of the written narration.

Re: Typing written narrations in high school

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:24 pm
by 8arrows
I allow typing. I bought some old-looking cardstock to run the typed narrations off on to glue to the pages. As long as they have a few things to write to exercise good handwriting skills, I allow typing of everything else.

Re: Typing written narrations in high school

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:17 pm
by annaz
Yes, Lynn. :) I would agree as well that it is neater.

8arrows, I also had her type it on a paper that looks like what is there. It's an old parchment look, so it blends in!