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Learn how to use dictations for teaching English

I was going through caffeine withdrawal on this day. I decided to go without green tea on this day. The effects are pretty obvious. I sound like I am half asleep and I even forgot to turn all the lights on, lol.

To do this activity:

  • Hand your students a piece of paper.
  • Read a sentence from your ESL lesson.
  • Have your students write down what you say.
  • Continue

I typically would have them write between 5 and at the most 10 sentences. This can be used as a quiz as well. You could put a puzzle on the back of the paper, so they have something to do while you correct them. Dictations help the kids to focus and quiet down.

Here is another dictation that can be used to teach reading.

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