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Unlocking Speaking and Listening
Speaking and listening are key elements of the primary English National Curriculum; they are also fundamental to children’s language development and learning. The need for teachers to develop children’s talk in its own right and also to use talk as a means of learning is central to effective primary practice, yet it is an area in which teachers often have little confidence.
Now in a fully revised and updated edition, Unlocking Speaking and Listening aims to address a recognised need by tackling key issues surrounding speaking and listening with rigour, depth and a strong focus on research.
The contributors offer creative and practical advice on teaching speaking and listening from the early years through Key Stages 1 and 2, underpinned by theory into the approach. Significant, interrelated and areas covered include:
- Drama and storytelling
- Working with EAL children
- Gifted and talented pupils
- Special educational needs
- Using ICT.
With contributions from experts in the field, this book is a vital resource to help both trainee and practising primary teachers understand and promote the importance of speaking and listening as an effective tool for learning across the primary curriculum.
192 pages; ISBN 9781136625398
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