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 6 English. The punctuation and grammar conventions addressed in this teaching resource include:
- commas to separate clauses (slides 3-6)
- complex sentences (slides 7-10)
- modality (slides 11-14)
- objective and subjective language (slides 15-18)
- apostrophes of possession (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
Communicates effectively for a variety of audiences and purposes using increasingly challenging topics, ideas, issues and language forms and features
Uses knowledge of sentence structure, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary to respond to and compose clear and cohesive texts in different media and technologies
Thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and ideas and identifies connections between texts when responding to and composing texts
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Identify and explain how choices in language, including modality, emphasis, repetition and metaphor, influence personal response to different texts
Understand the uses of commas to separate clauses
Investigate how complex sentences can be used in a variety of ways to elaborate, extend and explain ideas
Understand the uses of objective and subjective language and bias
Australian Curriculum alignment
Investigate how complex sentences can be used in a variety of ways to elaborate, extend and explain ideasElaborationsinvestigating how the choice of conjunctions enables the construction of complex sentences to extend, elaborate and explain ideas, fo...
Understand the uses of objective and subjective language and biasElaborationsunderstanding when it is appropriate to share feelings and opinions (for example in a personal recount) and when it is appropriate to remain more objective (for example in a...
Identify and explain how choices in language, for example modality, emphasis, repetition and metaphor, influence personal response to different textsElaborationsnoting how degrees of possibility are opened up through the use of modal verbs (for examp...
Understand the uses of commas to separate clausesElaborationsidentifying different uses of commas in texts (Skills: Literacy)(View this topic on www.australiancurriculum.edu.au )
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The marking sheet for this resource can now be downloaded by selecting 'Marking Sheet' from the download options menu.
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