My DD is in the 1st grade, and this is our first year HS. She has beautiful penmanship and does really well spelling, but getting her to actually do the work is almost impossible. We do her English work in the morning or I know that it won't get done. I have tried having her copy the 'morning news' or typing in a computer diary but neither really seem to work. She argues and whines about her inability to think of something to write about, being a bad speller, the time it takes etc. Language Arts takes up a lot of the morning just because of how long he argues or whines about doing the work. These problems don't exist in any other subject.
Does anyone else have a child with difficulites in language arts that can give this Mama some ideas before I end up losing my hair just 2 weeks into the school year?
**I think a huge problem is blending new words. She can sound out words to read and write if they are simple or sight words but new words even with the same sounds send her flying.**
~Fragile X Awareness~