Short story for dictation
May 8, 2012 10:46 AM Subscribe
Looking for a short story to read to my school class for them to practice dictation.
posted by Morsey to Education (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am taking part in a small educational research project that involves me reading a story aloud to a mixed, both in sex and ability, class of 30 students. They are UK year 7, which translates to between 11 and 12 years old. We will be spending about 5 minutes a day with me reading the story and them copying it down.
It is hoped that over time, and as we progress through the story, the students will become more competent at dictation and we will cover more each day.
I am having difficulty finding a short story that:
a) Has a high density of interesting/excitement/"want to know more" feeling to it.
b) Appeals to both boys and girls of varying interest.
c) Has an appropriate reading level.
Any ideas would be superb - thanks.
Side note: I know that dictation can be of limited value, but that is part of the point of the study!