I prepared a video to demonstrate how I typically conduct an assessment of a 3rd grade dictation. This unit was all about 6/8 patterns. The students develop a language based on the movements that we use for each figure. They learn to identify and step the patterns, and this leads to an intuitive process of learning to read and write the rhythms. Everything is connected to feeling and movement. Without the feeling, rhythm is a dry process of division and duration. When we base the students understanding around the embodied experience of rhythm, not only does their ability to identify and connect to rhythm improve, but they also carry through instinctively their performance of rhythm as a natural and flowing phenomenon.