Place the students and tables in a line in the middle of the classroom! Put the dictation on a wall behind one of the lines, the students have to dictate the text - running back and forth. (practise the punctuation marks before the exercise)
Pair up the students, give them the same text (with different gaps) - let them stand at opposite walls and dictate together. (before you start: tell them what to do when they have finished: check it together, think about what you did, listen to the other groups.
Cut the text into sentences, number them, and hand them out to the students. Now dictate! You can stop the exercise after a couple of lines, and ask the students what they think will happen.
- Free writing with music
- Writing a letter - act it out! Before you write a letter, give the students roles: address to/from, dear..., date etc. Let them stand on the floor - the floor is the letter, where are you?
- Tip: find mistakes easier - read the text backwards!
- A detective story:
- Think of a charactor
- write four adjectives about your charactor
- tell your group about him/her
- choose one in the group
- give him/her a name + age
- The person is missing and you want to help find him. You go to his house and find some texts in a drawer (letters, tickets, a postcard etc.)
- Choose one of them and create it
- Make a poster with the texts
- Make profiles of another group's texts
- and so on and so on - see where you go!