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Dictogloss – improving non-fiction writing

Added 13 Nov 2017
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This resource guides teachers through the dictogloss technique to improve non-fiction writing. The teaching strategy integrates listening, speaking and writing and is best used at the end of a topic or teaching module to introduce a new text type or model a longer exam question. It works well with any age from Key Stage 2 upwards.

The resource includes details on how to prepare and how to carry out the lesson, with some optional elements to allow teachers to tailor it to the time they have available to complete the activity.

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