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Speaking in Sentences Book 2

Oral language activities to take the struggle out of literacy

Take a fresh approach to oral language. Speaking in Sentences offers new ideas and suggestions for the standard components of any oral language programme. Its activities will help students speak in full sentences, use correct grammar and predict text in reading. This resource caters for a wide range of learning abilities and can be used in the classroom, for children with special oral language needs, for homework or for ESOL programmes.

Ages: 7-12 | Pages: 56 | Code: 0228 | ISBN: 9781877390203

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Jenny Pyatt

Jenny Pyatt has taught at all levels in primary schools in a variety of classroom and managerial positions. Now retired and living by the sea, Jenny pursues her interests of writing poetry and photography.


Part 1: School language support programmes5
Intensives – working with a group of children with oral language needs6
Providing a variety of language experiences7
Using masks and puppets11
Giving instructions and following instructions17
Rub-out technique19
Discussing and categorising clothes20
Using positional vocabulary22
Identifying objects and their function23
Talking and asking questions about pictures25
Descriptive language – word imaging28
Exploring our school30
Developing vocabulary – vehicles32
Part 2: Vocabulary extension33
Animal families 34 The weather37
Buildings and dwellings39
Part 3: More ideas for barrier games40
Student instructions41
Game One: In the back yard42
Game Two: At the zoo44
Game Three: Camping45
Game Four: In the garden46
Barrier game assessment sheet47
Part 4: Preparing speeches48
Suggestions for a successful speech activity49
Self-assessment checklists50
Speech assessment sheet51
Part 5: An introduction to debating52
Key vocabulary53
What is debating?53
Debating score sheet55