This book offers a systematic yet flexible programme for teaching spoken language one step at a time. It targets the essential spoken language skills crucial for every child's educational development - Conversation; Listening; Narrative; Discussion -and provides auditing tools, checklists and guidance to help the non-specialist teacher to build language, literacy and communication skills.
This highly-accessible book, complete with online resources, supports differentiated teaching by providing simple methods for monitoring individual development and reviewing progress. The book includes practical, realistic teaching objectives and classroom procedures, advice on teaching methods and suggestions for activities.
This resource is specially designed to combine with other teaching programmes, making spoken language teaching manageable within existing resources - without specialist training. There are downloadable tools and links online, including a training pack to ensure that the whole school benefits from this tried-and-tested model.
Teachers, teaching assistants, literacy coordinators and SENCOs working in the early years and primary, and anyone working with children of any age with spoken language difficulties will find this resource invaluable.