|Student marks the image|
- Partner Read - Typically, one might do this with a story and images that the teacher used to help tell the story. One partner reads each dictation sentence while the other partner points to the image being described. They then switch roles. This is a quick exercise that takes just a few minutes.
- Seek and Find A - Again, this is a follow up to a reading, and one can do any number of things with it. For our dictation, we did two activities. First, students cut out images that another student had drawn the previous day (they hadn't seen these particular images), then they matched each sentence to its image.
- Seek and Find B - The second thing we did, after everyone had put the images in order, was to scramble the images up and while I read the sentences out of order, each partner found the picture and held it up for me to see. It was an easy and quick formative assessment
- Story Listening - Another thing you might consider is doing a quick story listening session with the dictation. While you tell the story, you draw images on the board and label them. You can then save the image (I have a smart board, or you an take a picture of your work) and use it later for another story session, a timed write, or an assessment.
|Latin II students put |
sentences in order.
Each of these activities was quite quick. The longest is story listening and that took 10-20 minutes, depending on what you wanted to do. Today, my Latin II classes did all four of these.
How we did it today:
Set Up - What we did yesterday
- Students completed a scrambled egg dictation with numbered sentences so they could know the order
- Students drew images with each sentence
Follow Up - What we did today
- I chose one student's drawings that were fairly simple and clear and scanned it into my
A student clarifies which image he
has chosen by matching it to
a dictation sentence
- Students were put into pairs and given a set of these images. They cut each one out.
- Seek and Find A
- Partner Read
- Seek and Find B
- BRAIN BREAK
- Story Listening
This lesson was quick paced and met the needs of students. I could quickly see who knew what and who needed support. Students found it fun and engaging and most participated fully. All in all, I think it was a good way to review a dictation in new and quick ways. I did put a brain break into the lesson. I felt it was important for students to have this break and reset before doing the longer activity.
What ways do you follow up with a dictation?