A 22 slide editable PowerPoint Template which can be used for a range of dictation activities.
Dictation is a valuable teaching and learning tool. It enables students to apply punctuation and grammar conventions they have been taught to a ‘real text’ context. It also allows students to fine-tune their listening and editing skills.
These 20 dictation passages align directly to the Australian Curriculum for Year 3 English. The punctuation and grammar conventions addressed in this teaching resource include:
- contractions (slides 3-6)
- evaluative language (slides 7-10)
- homophones (slides 11-14)
- technical vocabulary (slides 15-18)
- question marks (slides 19-22).
A marking sheet has been provided for teachers.
Read more about Speaking and Listening activities on our blog 10 Activities for Developing the Skills of Speaking and Listening.
NSW Curriculum alignment
Uses a range of strategies, including knowledge of letterâ€“sound correspondences and common letter patterns, to spell familiar and some unfamiliar words
Identifies and uses language forms and features in their own writing appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts
Uses effective and accurate sentence structure, grammatical features, punctuation conventions and vocabulary relevant to the type of text when responding to and composing texts
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Australian Curriculum alignment
Examine how evaluative language can be varied to be more or less forcefulElaborationsexploring how modal verbs, for example ‘must’, ‘might’,’ or ‘could’ indicate degrees of probability or obligation (Ski...
Recognise and know how to write most high frequency words including some homophonesElaborationsdrawing on meaning and context to spell single-syllable homophones, for example âbreakâ or âbrakeâ and âateâ or âeightâ...
Know that word contractions are a feature of informal language and that apostrophes of contraction are used to signal missing lettersElaborationsrecognising both grammatically accurate and inaccurate usage of the apostrophe in everyday texts such as ...
Learn extended and technical vocabulary and ways of expressing opinion including modal verbs and adverbsElaborationsexploring examples of language which demonstrate a range of feelings and positions, and building a vocabulary to express judgments abo...
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The marking sheet for this resource can now be downloaded by selecting 'Marking Sheet' from the download options menu.
Change by Victoria (Teach Starter) Apr 25th, 2017
Marking guide hyperlink amended on Teacher Notes page.
Fix by Stephanie (Teach Starter) Apr 6th, 2017
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