You’re tired, they’re tired, and your normally pleasant dinner table has turned into a battle zone.
As simple as a book report might seem, the brain actually has to do a lot of things at once. Not only does it have to decipher challenging words and text, it also needs to be able to find the information stored somewhere in its vast memory index. After locating the information the brain has to put that information into words. Neurons then have to send that message to the hand in order to write the sentences. All the while checking and making accommodations for word order, grammar and spelling.
I almost had to take a break from typing this just thinking about it!
We’ll be giving you some tips to help your kid get organized with assignments soon, but that’s not exactly gonna help you out at 8 o’clock on a Thursday night, with the Friday deadline hanging over your heads
So, for tonight, cut them (and yourself!) a break and make it simple. Ask them to dictate the report.
They tell you what they want to say.
You write it down.
They copy it.
It will save you both a headache.