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.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Speaking and Listening: An Overview. Talk in the Early Years. Listening to Children's Talk. Developing Articulate Readers. Developing Children's Oral Skills at Key Stage 2. Speaking, Listening and Thinking with Computers. Developing Children's Oral Skills through Drama. Monitoring and Assessing Speaking and Listening in the Classroom. Epilogue
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).