Developing Language and Communication Skills through Effective Small Group Work

SPIRALS: From 3-8, 3rd Edition

By Marion Nash, Jackie Lowe, Tracey Palmer

© 2011 – Routledge

118 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415576895
pub: 2010-07-16
Hardback: 9781138130036
pub: 2015-10-01

Comp Exam Copy

About the Book

First published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Praise for previous edition:

'Teaching staff, assistants in schools and nurseries are finding this book invaluable. It is a good idea which is fully resourced, simply produced, gives a terms worth of language work for the most needy pupils and above all is fun for both adults and children. How can it be so much fun and so effective at the same time? I'm just glad that it is! Well worth buying and putting into practice with small groups of 6 to 8 linguistically vulnerable children. The positive effects spread into the classroom.' - Customer Review, Amazon

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction Sessions for Nursery Materials Timing Key teaching points Main concepts covered in Nursery sessions Nursery sessions 1–12 Sessions for Foundation/Key Stage 1 Materials Timing Key teaching points Main concepts covered in Foundation/Key Stage 1 sessions Foundation/Key Stage 1 sessions 1–12 Sessions for Key Stage 2 Materials Timing Key teaching points Main concepts covered in Key Stage 2 sessions Key Stage 2 sessions 13–24 Appendix: photocopiables

About the Authors

Marion Nash currently focusing her Doctoral research on her professional interest in speech, language and communication needs. Marion provides training for Early Years settings, primary schools, speech and language therapy service teams, local authorities with 'I Can', the national speech and language charity.

Jackie Lowe is currently working with the 'I Can' nursery centre in Plymouth supporting children with specific language impairment.

Tracey Palmer is a highly experienced Primary School teacher who uses the SPIRALS technique to enhance literacy outcomes.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDUCATION / Language Experience Approach
EDUCATION / Preschool & Kindergarten
EDUCATION / Special Education / Communicative Disorders


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