Walking Dictation

Walking Dictation

Walking Dictation

Date posted: November 7, 2016

Walking dictation is an ESL classroom activity that helps learners develop sort-term memory skills while reinforcing spelling, word order, pronunciation, and listening and writing skills. Learners work with partners to dictate words or sentences that are posted at the front of the room or out in the hallway. One partner reads the sentences and reports back to his or her partner. Their partner listens and writes down what he or she hears.

The following video by the Minnesota Literacy Council demonstrates this popular technique in action.

Click here for a printable description of the activity.

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