In This Chapter
Understanding the benefits of dictogloss activities
Using dictogloss in a range of classes
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.
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: