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TEFL Lesson Plans For Dummies by Michelle M. Maxom

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Chapter 21

Dissecting Dictogloss

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding the benefits of dictogloss activities

arrow Using dictogloss in a range of classes

arrow Planning a dictogloss lesson for a higher-level class

In this chapter, I discuss dictogloss: a kind of dictation activity in which students listen to and reconstruct a text . I explore the benefits, and show you how you can use dictogloss activities with your classes to promote listening, speaking, and writing skills as well as group communication. I also present an advanced lesson showing you how to use a news story as a dictogloss text.

Using Dictogloss as Lesson Content

You’ve heard of dictation, but perhaps you haven’t tried dictogloss. It’s somewhat similar to dictation but involves more skills. Here’s how it works:

  1. Introduce the topic that’s the subject of the text you will read.
  2. Pre-teach target language that will feature in the text.
  3. Read or play the text while students listen.
  4. Read or play the text again while students make detailed notes.
  5. Get students to review their notes individually.
  6. Break students into small groups to collaborate, using their notes to reconstruct the text.
  7. Review the student texts, focusing on the target language. ...

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