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ESOL Online. Every child literate - a shared responsibility.
Ministry of Education.

Oral language

  • Co-operative Problem Solving - Measurement (RTF 61KB)
  • Introduction to oral language
  • Listen to New Zealand news, spoken slowly and clearly, using easy vocabulary. The speaker is a native speaker of English. You can read and listen at the same time, or just listen, or listen then read and listen again. It has many reading texts of approx 250 words at about level 2 NCEA, for example, 2986.
  • 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.

Published on: 07 Jul 2010




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