Running Dictation

Title: How to Use Running Dictation in the Classroom

Subtitle: Running dictation is a great partnership activity for the students.

Description:

In this week’s episode, Louisa explains a fun way to incorporate a group activity with students in the classroom through the use of running dictation. Her 10 minute tip includes a breakdown of how running dictation works and why the kids love to do this activity!

Key Takeaways:

[0:25] How does Louisa use running dictation in the classroom?

[2:05] Running dictation combines reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

[2:20] This is a great activity for students to work together in the classroom.

[2:30] How running dictation is similar to the “Telephone” game.

[2:40] Louisa shares an example of what running dictation looks like in her classroom.

[4:45] Louisa does not like partners of two because it means there are too many students running around at the same time.

[8:00] Everyone in the classroom will be able to write once, run once, and be a helper once.

[8:30] What is the most important rule of running dictation? You cannot run into other people!

[11:10] For some reason the students think this activity is a race, but it's not!

[12:05] Running dictation lasts between 20-30 minutes.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

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Tweetables:

 

“Everyone in the classroom will be able to write once, run once, and be a helper once.”

 

"Running dictation combines reading, writing, listening, and speaking all in one."