Interactive Dictation

Learning Target OR Standards & Connections
  • World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages –  Interpersonal Communication: Learners interact and negotiate meaning in spoken, signed, or written conversations to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
  • World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages – Interpretive Communication: Learners understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.
Essential Outcome(s) Level(s)
Students will…

  • progress in their foreign language writing skills, spelling and identification of sound-letter (or letter combination) correspondence by doing dictations.  
  1. Teacher creates a Soundtrap assignment template that covers the following:
    1. TRACK 1 – The teacher reads the entire dictation at a fluent speed.
    2. TRACK 2 – The teacher then reads each sentence slowly, word by word, so that students can write the sentences.
    3. TRACK 3 – The teacher finishes the dictation by reading the entire dictation a last time at a fluent speed.
  2. Create an assignment link for the student.
  3. Student opens their project and writes out the dictation.
  4. Students should be expected to write the dictation perfectly as they are copying it.
  5. Students read through the dictation that they wrote and correct any mistakes they made.
Extended Learning
  1. Pair up students for the editing process.


The author of this is Meredith Allen. Prior to joining the Soundtrap team, Meredith served as an Instructional Technology Consultant at Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency in Iowa.  Preceding her consulting, Meredith taught instrumental music, K-7 technology and facilitated a district’s Virtual Reality Education Pathfinders program. She also served on their District Leadership Team, served as the district’s Technology Integrationist, and assisted with implementation of the district’s 1:1 computing initiative.Meredith has a Master’s of Science in Technology for Education and Training and participated in the 2016 Iowa cohort of the national Teacher Leadership Initiative.

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