Drawing on their research into the quality, quantity and type of talk that happens in the everyday primary classroom, the authors offer insights into the most effective ways of using talk to improve teaching and learning. They consider broad classroom-based issues, such as:
Packed full of quotes from teachers and pupils in action, this innovative guide presents a range of practical ways that teachers can develop their interactions with their pupils to raise standards in all primary schools.
Part 1: Using Talk in the Classroom 1. What We Think is Really Important About Talk 2. The Talk Accomplishments of Children Starting Primary School 3. Whole Class Teaching- Debates and Data 4. A Focus on Utterance 5. Talk Across the Curriculum Part 2: Using Talk in the Curriculum 6. Teaching the Literacy Hour 7. Teaching of Numeracy 8. Teaching Science 9. Teaching of Contemporary ICT 10. Conclusions -Teaching and Learning for Tomorrow