What is Dictation?

Dictation, a retrieval learning routine, is the teacher speaking a language chunk
(e.g., phonograms, words) so students can produce a written copy. It has the
rhythm and sound of rote learning.

Dictation should be brief and briskly paced.

In the beginning, Dictation includes just the phonograms. Later when words are
studied, they are added to dictation, and eventually a sentence is added.

Dictation is a two-part routine. First students write what the teacher
dictates. Then students dictate it back to the teacher who writes it so they can
proof and correct their own work immediately

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