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Oral language

  • Learning Through Talk: Oral Language in Years 1–3: This resource is intended to help teachers of students in years 1 to 3 to understand the central role of oral language in supporting students’ learning. It suggests ways that teachers can help their students to become effective thinkers and communicators who use a range of strategies to make sense of the world, generate new ideas, and use language in increasingly sophisticated ways for specific purposes. It is available from Down the Back of the Chair.
  • Learning Through Talk: Oral Language in Years 4–8: This resource is intended to help teachers of students in years 4 to 8 to understand the central role of oral language in supporting students’ learning. It suggests ways that teachers can help their students to become effective thinkers and communicators who use a range of strategies to make sense of the world, generate new ideas, and use language in increasingly sophisticated ways for specific purposes. It is available from Down the Back of the Chair.
  • Oral Language: Discusses the literacy challenges for English language learners and identifies effective teaching strategies for scaffolding oral language (The Education Alliance, Brown University).
  • We Can Talk: Cooperative Learning in the Elementary ESL Classroom: Language acquisition is determined by a complex interaction of a number of critical input, output, and context variables. Simply summarised.

Published on: 07 Jul 2010




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