The book contains activities designed to develop the spoken language skills of children in Years 3-6. The activities provide full coverage of the National Curriculum requirements for spoken language. The pupil assessment sheets and advice on progress ensure that schools can develop competence in this vital area of the curriculum.
The reproducible activities include:
Interpreting facts and figures
Working out the correct order in which instructions should be given
Discussing and debating issues, such as bullying and junk foods
Responding to and interpreting poems.
The emphasis is on activities in which the children use exploratory talk in order to clarify their viewpoints.
Many of the activities are cross-curricular. A handy chart links the activities to other curriculum areas.