Is Dictation Just an Old-Fashioned Teaching Strategy?

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  • Jo Anderson

    Our school uses the PLD - Diana Rigg program for spelling and dictation and has great results. It's all linked to focus phonemes, involves auditory fluency, writing fluency and spelling. Explicit, very effective and time efficient, and encourages editing and independence; and students can see their progress and track it - a good confidence builder. A good skill for later on - note taking listening skill. More please and more cloze reading for fast finishers, thanks.

    • Holly (Teach Starter)

      Thanks for your great feedback, Jo!

  • allym534

    How do teachers use the marking sheet to track progress please? Any ideas?

    • Holly (Teach Starter)

      Hi there, the tracker can be used however you wish. I would count how many letters and punctuation marks are used in each dication passage and give your students a mark out of a total number of letters and punctuation marks. I hope that is helpful.

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