Teacher Tip – Running Dictation Exercise

Running dictation exercise:

1.Choose a story based on the level of your class; make as many copies as are necessary.

2.Divide the class into pairs. Tape the stories on the walls of your classroom. Explain to students that one person is the “runner” and the other is the “writer”. The runner goes to the closest story and reads and memorizes the first sentence. The runner returns and dictates the sentence to his or her partner, who writes it down.

3. Continue until the whole story has been written. At the end, take down the stories and distribute them so students can check their work.

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