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Welcome to our new teaching and learning bulletin to be published on a fortnightly basis...Within luck! After a really successful LW focus on speaking and listening, week 1 is dedicated to literacy. Happy reading - and do feedback if there are any handy aspects of T&L you would like to contribute or see as a focus.
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Speaking and Listening

Talk is essential in developing literacy. Talk can be used in a variety of different contexts to develop and assess a range of skills across a variety of subjects. In order for this to be effective, it is important to teach the skills of speaking and listening including the language needed for effective discussion. Classroom talk is a genre in itself, and students need to be taught how to talk in this situation and how it differs from social talk.

Please try the activities in lessons and post suggestions for how you used them within your lesson; how you adapted them; what worked and what didn’t work as well as any other suggestions for speaking and listening activities which you have used to promote literacy.

Continue reading this blog from Chalfonts CC here...

The Blogesphere... Listening to the Edubloggers

Comments on education by real teachers (in most cases)...Feel free to comment - agree or disagree? (Develping literacy through maths considers some techniques that can be applied to other subjects).

Useful resources.

Some may be more useful than others. Feel free to adapt and improve!

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