What is dictation? Why do it? What are the potential problems? How can we make dictation more learner-centered? This article gives brief but clear answers to all these questions. If you haven’t used dictation that much or you have doubts about it, start from this article and learn some basics of using dictation.
This is one of my favorite items in this collection. It is very helpful since it offer a variety of audio recordings for dictations, sorted by levels and topics. There are also two different modes for each recording, the one which goes at normal speed, and the one where the speaker pauses in order to give students enough time to write down the text.
Here’s a video which presents a multi-sensory approach to reading and spelling and demonstrates how to mark words, introduce finger spelling, etc. I like it because the instructions are clear and activities are easy to use with your students.