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Author Dawes, Lyn.

Title The essential speaking and listening : talk for learning at key stage 2 / Lyn Dawes
Published London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (153 pages)
Contents Introduction : speaking and listening for thinking and learning -- Class talk skills : raising children's awareness of the importance of talk for learning -- Talking points : a strategy for encouraging dialogue between children and in whole class sessions -- Listening : helping children to understand how and why to become active listeners -- Dialogic teaching : orchestrating effective dialogue in whole class sessions -- Group work : ensuring that all children collaborate in educationally effective group work -- Speaking : teaching children the confidence to articulate their ideas -- Assessment : a straightforward assessment format for recording experience and progress -- Summary : the educated child : teaching speaking and listening enables the child to make the most of the education they are offered
Summary "Talk is the medium through which children learn; and yet children may not realise why their contributions to classroom talk are so important. This book provides teachers with resources for developing children's understanding of speaking and listening, and their skills in using talk for learning." "The inclusive and accessible activities are designed to increase children's engagement and motivation and help raise their achievement. Children will be guided to make the links between speaking, listening, thinking and learning and through the activities they will also be learning important skills for future life." "Teachers, education students and teacher educators will find a tried-and-tested approach that makes a difference to children's understanding of talk and how to use it to learn."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 148-150) and index
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Subject Group work in education -- Great Britain
Listening -- Study and teaching -- Great Britain
Oral communication -- Study and teaching -- Great Britain
EDUCATION -- Elementary.
Group work in education.
Listening -- Study and teaching.
Oral communication -- Study and teaching.
Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203927885
9780203927885