Speaking & Listening

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"Good quality oral work engages pupils, including boys and pupils who might otherwise take little interest, and yields benefits in all areas of English" Excellence in English – What we can learn from 12 outstanding schools

Increasingly, many children are starting school with delayed language skills. Target Literacy’s speaking and listening training explores how to help these children become better speakers and listeners. It offers a range of teaching strategies and demonstrates how to develop these over time in order to accelerate pupil independence.

It focuses on increasing pupil talk and curricular talk, which additionally improves pupils’ ability to compose orally before writing in a range of contexts. The approaches can be used for in-class support during literacy and other curricular areas or as a targeted intervention, Talking Partners@Primary.

"Speaking and listening slows the pace of the lesson, but speeds up the pace of learning" - A Taylor

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