Teaching Speaking and Listening in the Primary School

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Routledge, 2005 - Education - 172 pages
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Speaking and listening, along with reading and writing, are essential components of literacy and learning development within the National Primary Strategy. This best-selling introductory text updates teachers on national developments and best practice in speaking and listening in the classroom through:

  • speaking and listening issues: a review
  • story-telling and drama
  • oral and popular culture and media
  • planning for talk across the curriculum
  • the impact of ICT: software, email, internet, computer games.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
An Overview
11
2 Talk in the Early Years
31
Oral Language on the Playground and in the Classroom
55
4 Developing Articulate Readers
73
5 Developing Childrens Oral Skills at Key Stage 2
84
6 Speaking Listening and Thinking with Computers
103
7 Developing Childrens Oral Skills through Drama
121
8 Monitoring and Assessing Speaking and Listening in the Classroom
131
Epilogue
151
References
160
Childrens Literature
166
Index
168
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Elizabeth Grugeon is Senior Lecturer in English in Primary Education at the School of Education, De Montfort University, Bedford; Lorraine Hubbard is Senior Lecturer in English in Primary Education at De Montfort University, Bedford; Carol Smith is currently a literacy consultant working for Milton Keynes Learning and Development Directorate; Lyn Dawes is currently Education Officer for software at the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA).

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