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Talkability Pathways: Focussing on Oracy (Focus Mini)

Talkability Pathways: Focussing on Oracy (Focus Mini)

Clive Davies

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Many schools are finding that pupils’ lack of fluency and correct use of Standard English is one of the main features inhibiting their cultural capital.

This publication is aimed at schools seeking to improve pupils’ oracy. It is, therefore, intended to help teachers and support staff promote pupils' speaking and listening progress. The first part focuses on the early years and provides adaptable pathways for communication and languages, including listening, understanding, speaking in sentences, and improving vocabulary. The second and main section focuses on progression from Years 1 to 6 and is organised into different talk genres. It effectively looks at each genre and creates hierarchical, adaptable pathways. It provides a set of clear objectives that are then supported by an exemplar.

  • Narrative
  • Persuasive
  • Taking and giving instructions
  • Discussion
  • Explanation
  • Reasoning
  • Negotiating

This is followed by a generic section.

The term ‘talkability’ comes from a phrase used in a school that piloted the pathways. It served as a sensitive reminder to children when they were not using correct Standard English. The primary purpose is to provide staff and pupils with a structure to improve everyday talk.

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ISBN: 978-1-911416-45-6
Product Reference: FM-TP
Format: A5 Book and eBook
Pages: 32
Printing: Black and White
Product Dimensions: 15 x 21 x 0.3cm
Publisher: Focus Education (UK) Ltd
Published Date: March 2020

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