Using drama activities based on a range of classic and modern stories, this inspiring resource equips SENCOs, primary school teachers and speech and language therapists alike with simple, practical and effective tools to improve children's speech, language and communication.
Key features include:
a huge range of activities so that the resource can be used in focused support for those with SGBPN or in mixed ability classrooms
topical links to the English programmes of study so that activities support core curriculum learning
distinct sections for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 make the book relevant from Reception to Year 6.
Unlike alternative resources, this book uses drama techniques to address speech, language and communication needs and can be used for both therapy and mainstream primary education.
Jodi Lea-Trowman practised as a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist within the NHS for many years before founding www.lovetocommunicate.co.uk. Jodi has significant experience training staff in primary and secondary schools and working directly with children and young people.
Introduction Section One: The Theory How The Programme Works Who Can Use This Programme? Links to National Curriculum Evidence Language and Learning Techniques for Running a Session The Drama Part The Story Square Structure of Sessions Evaluation and Assessment Section Two: The Practice Warm Ups The Very Hungry Caterpillar The Rainbow Fish Room on the Broom The Shopping Basket Owl Babies The Frog Prince The Three Billy Goats Gruff Cleversticks The Gingerbread Man Funny Bones Whatever Next Handa's Surprise The Ugly Duckling Rosie's Hat Year Two The Owl and the Pussycat Hairy Mclairy Dogger The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark Avocado Baby Jack and the Beanstalk Childs Own Story Example Session Around a Child's Story Key Stage Two: George's Marvellous Medicine Aesop's Fables Where The Wild Things Are Topic: The Romans Topic: Ancient Egypt The Story of Cleopatra References Story References Appendix A: Evaluations Appendix B: Evaluation examples Appendix C: Pre and post assessment forms Appendix D: Punctuation symbols Appendix E: Story component cards