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Dictations have a lot of advantages for boys and girls of different ages, among them, it helps them work on reading comprehension, concentration and, of course, memory. We must have enough material according to the age of the child that, in addition, is entertaining so that it catches their attention and is not distracted. How about we try a series of short dictations on peace? While you review spelling and grammar, you can teach your students or children what peace is. Go for it!
As we told you before, the fact that elementary school boys and girls do a dictation a day, or two if the text is very short, serves as a tool for writing well. But for this to be the case, short texts should be used, which include the grammar rules that they are seeing in class. The ones that we propose here about peace will surely attract your attention.
Remember that you can propose complete the dictation exercise by illustrating it patterned on the back. They sure can't tell you no!
We begin our selection of short thematic dictations on peace with a few excerpts from famous poems. You should read them twice, the first time slowly emphasizing the words that the students find the most complicated, and a second time as a review in which the little one is going to read it mentally to check if everything is okay.
1. Poem about peace by Gloria Fuertes
This poem by Gloria Fuertes is ideal to see the correct use of the z and the verse. Note that at the end there is a sentence in parentheses, emphasize so that they can write it.
Only three letters, three letters nothing more,
only three letters that you will learn forever.
Only three letters to write PEACE.
The P, the A, and the Z, just three letters.
Only three letters, three letters nothing more,
to sing PEACE, to make PEACE.
The P for people, the A for loving and the z for sapphire or zagal.
(Sapphire for a blue world,
of boy for a boy like you.)
2. Goethe's Verses on Peace
Reserve this passage for boys and girls in the third or fourth year of primary school due to their difficulty in reading comprehension.
He who in peace
for war sighs,
you can say goodbye
of pleasure and happiness
to hope that the souls
naive encourages them.
3. Poem about peace by Antonio Machado
Perfect for seeing the use of the 'g', quotes, and exclamations.
"War is the stupid crime par excellence,
the only one who can't reach
the forgiveness of God or of men ".
"The war is against culture,
for it destroys all spiritual values. "
"Sir! War is bad and barbarous; war
hated by mothers, souls darken;
As the war goes on, who will sow the land?
Who will sow the ear that turns yellow? "
4. Short verses that speak of the peace of Lorca
If you want your children or students to know the figure of Federico García Lorca, propose some of his verses as dictations. We propose these that they talk about peace.
Mariana, what is the man without freedom? Without that
harmonious and fixed light that you feel inside?
How could I love you not being free, tell me?
Poets will be old and lonely.
Under the old olive tree we will sing Peace.
He will say: peace, peace, peace,
between the shivering of knives and dynamite melons;
will say: love, love, love,
until their lips turn silver.
5. Poem about peace by Miguel de Cervantes
Here we can work on the correct use of the "g", the 'h' and capital letters. Perfect!
There is no one on earth, in my opinion, happy
that equates to achieving lost freedom.
A little light and no more blood.
Freedom, Sancho, is one of the most precious gifts
that the Heavens gave to men; they can't with her
equal the treasures that the earth contains, nor the sea conceals;
for Freedom, as well as for Honor,
life can and should be ventured.
6. Spring by Juan Ramón Jiménez
With this poem about peace we remember that the names of the months are written with a lower case and we also delve into the use of the 'v', the 'h' and exclamations.
April, without your clear assistance, out
winter of fallen splendors;
but even if April does not open her flowers to you,
You are the true spring:
rose of the inner roads
breeze from the secret corridors,
fire of the hidden hillside.
What peace, when in the mysterious afternoon,
embraced the two, be your laugh
the supplier from our single source!
My heart will pick up your rose
your breeze will blow over my eyes
your light will fall asleep on my forehead ...
Let's now see a few phrases to take as short dictation exercises with which we can work with different grammatical rules. As you will see, they are almost all very short, even with a single line, so you can choose two or three at a time to complete the exercise. Take the opportunity to comment who the author of the phrase is and say something about him to enrich his culture.
7. More than a thousand useless words, only one is worth giving peace. Buddha
8. Peace is the target to which they straighten their intent and the good to which all things aspire. Fray Luis de Leon
9. Whoever has peace in his conscience has everything.Don bosco
10. Peacekeeping begins with the self-satisfaction of each individual Dalai Lama
11. There is an extremely subtle and dangerous temptation to confuse peace with the simple absence of war, such as being tempted to confuse health with the absence of disease, or freedom with not being in prison. The terminology is sometimes misleading. For example, the expression "peaceful coexistence" means the absence of war and not true peace. Dominique Pire
12. Peace begins with a smile. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
13. The first condition for peace is the will to achieve it. Juan Luis Vives
14. You can find peace in the midst of storms that threaten you. Joseph B. Wirthlin
15. I do not want the peace that passes all understanding, I want the understanding that brings peace. Helen Keller
16. Share your smile with the world. It is a symbol of friendship and peace. Christie Brinkley
17. The best life is not the longest, but rather the one that is full of good deeds. Marie Curie
18. You cannot shake hands with someone who remains with a closed fist. Indira gandhi
19. Freedom is always freedom for those who think differently. Rosa Luxembourg
Here are some dictation exercises based on peace that I myself have written to do with my 6-year-old son. You can use them too and add to the list as many more as you can think of.
There are several rules of spelling and grammar that we review with these activities. With the first we delve into the use of questions and dialogues that must be separated by lines. With the second, we see the use of 'v' and double letters like 'pr'. With the third dictation we review the prose with interrogations included and in the last we will look at all the words that have accents. We started!
20. What is peace to you? The cunning mouse asks the lazy lion.
For me peace is being able to be calm in the savannah, the lion replies. And what is peace for you?
Well, for me peace is walking through the jungle without any fear that a large and ferocious animal will come to capture me.
21. The word peace begins with the letter 'p' just like spring or princess. The same princess who does not need a prince to save her, but a world in which she can live without worries or evils.
22. Peace for you, for me and for all classmates. This is how the teacher distributed these three letters among his students with as much value as if it were a normal sheet of paper. What do children have to do with it? You will ask yourself. Well, make them part of your life and never forget it no matter how much time passes.
23. They were happy, they ate partridges and lived together for all eternity. This is how the story that Pedro liked so much ends. Do you also want to know the beginning? Well, the principle goes like this: once upon a time there was a magical country called Peace in which all the inhabitants lived immersed in their tasks ...
Last exercise, ask your students to write a text explaining what peace is for them and make a nice picture about it. You will see how well it looks!
If you want to continue working with children on spelling, don't miss the rest of the short dictations that we have compiled on our site.
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