Ian is copying sentences. Seems all very 19th century, but it's actually efficient. One practices handwriting, vocabulary, and spelling, and learns about a topic, all at once. Here, Ian is studying the vocabulary of spatial relations. Each of these sentences describes the relative position of a real object in a grouping he studied. He began by reading them aloud to his little sister, who repeated after him. Copying the sentences will take four days. After that he will draw a diagram of the grouping. I will disassemble it, then he will put it back together based on his drawing and sentences. Finally, he will need to be able to verbally answer questions based on these sentences.
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