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Running Dictation

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by Seok-Hoon Quah, Denise | 18 Oct 2013
Resource Description: ’Running Dictation’ is a dictation activity designed to inject fun into the convention dictation exercise. It is conducted as a game and is especially suitable for learners in primary and secondary schools. These learners not only practise their spelling and punctuation skills but also learn to read in meaningful chunks and dictate accurately to their peers. This activity is designed for Upper primary, secondary & high school students in beginning and intermediate levels.
Audience: Elementary, Secondary
Audience Language Proficiency: Beginner, Intermediate
Duration: 15-20 minutes
Materials and Technology: A dictation text suited to the learners’ level of proficiency. Not too long, preferably one which can be dictated in 5minutes e.g. a 10-line poem, a song, a short story or a joke. It shouldn’t be a text that the students are familiar with e.g. a pop song which they know.
Objective(s):
  • Practise writing with correct spelling and punctuation.
  • Practise reading phrases with correct pronunciation
Activity Description: For activity description, see attached.
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