This is a step-by-step activity for introducing a short speech or dialog to students. The whole class works together to figure out what is being said- and all share the sense of success when they’ve done it!
First, on the blackboard, draw a line for each word in the speech, one sentence per line. Include commas, periods, etc.
Say the speech or dialog to students in steps:
After speaking the first time, ask students to tell WORDS they heard. Write these words in the spaces on the blackboard.
Repeat any steps, if needed.
After all words are complete on the blackboard, say speech one last time.