I created this set of writing papers to be used with our weekly Spanish dictation "El Dictado."
We focus on our dictation for 4 days (can be stretched to 5). There is a student writing paper for each day.
Day 1: The teacher dictates and the students write what they hear. The teacher projects (or writes on the board) the full correct dictado, going over any new spelling, punctuation, and/or grammar rules. The students correct their dictado with pen, and then re-write it correctly underneath.
Day 2: The teacher provides the same dictado with many errors to spelling, punctuation, and grammar. The students must try to fix all of the errors. After students finish, the class works together to fix the dictado (can be completed on a smart board, projector, with document camera, or hand written)
Day 3: The students are partnered up and must take turns dictating to their partners. I give each group a slip with the dictado. After both have finished, they will correct their partner's work. When they get their paper back, they must write the full correct dictado below. (this can be split up into 2 days with just one student reading each day)
Day 4: This is the final dictado day. In our class it is comparable to a test. The teacher dictates as the students write. The students must draw a picture showing their comprehension of the dictado.
I am including both the pdf and word files for these papers. The pdf file will open just as I have created it. I like to use the word file when creating my day #2 dictado with errors. You may have to mess around with fonts and margins, however, when opening this type of file on your computer.
A weekly dictation is a great way to teach and assess language development. Please message me with any questions that you may have about making this work in your classroom. :)
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