Talk Box: Speaking and Listening Activities for Learning at Key Stage 1

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Routledge, 2004 - Education - 88 pages
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This practical book is based on the influential Thinking Togetherapproach - a special method for developing speaking, listening and thinking skills. It is based on classroom research carried out in schools by the Open University, which has now been integrated into the National Primary Strategy.

Included are twelve lesson plans for whole class and small group work. These have been built around specific learning objectives for speaking and listening, with activities related to literacy, numeracy, science and citizenship.  

At the heart of the lesson plans is the 'talk box' - a collection of interesting objects which provide a focus for class discussion. The 'talk box' helps children learn to share information, articulate ideas, reason and solve problems together. In this way, teachers can promote the development of children's language and thinking skills throughout the whole of the Key Stage 1 curriculum.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Lesson 1 Opening the Talk Box
13
Lesson 2 Talk and listen
20
Lesson 3 Talk Box badges
26
Lesson 4 You me all of us
29
Lesson 5 Our Talk Box Rules
33
similarities and differences
39
choosing presents
44
How to Catch a Pig
53
Climbing frame tag
56
talking about patterns
63
sound patterns
68
Lesson 13 Speaking listening learning
70
children around the world
77
End note from the Thinking Together Team
80
Copyright

Lesson 8 Pet shop
49

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Dawes-De Montford University, Bedford

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