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Verbal Repetition


Having students verbally repeat information such as instructions ensures they have heard and supports remembering. With verbal repetition, learners also can personalize and interact with information, activating multiple brain pathways to help move knowledge from Short- to Long-term Memory.

Use It in the Classroom

  • A turn-and-talk gives students the opportunity to verbally explain to a partner what they heard and understand, promoting deeper listening and Auditory Processing. Teachers can also use verbal repetition to check for understanding of skills such as Counting.
  • Design It into Your Product

  • Developers can design tasks to encourage verbal repetition, such as learners recording themselves, which can be especially useful for retention, comprehension, and building Language Skills.
  • Factors Supported by this Strategy