Research School Network: Prioritising Oracy in the Classroom – Secondary Practical strategies to encourage high quality accountable talk across the curriculum
Prioritising Oracy in the Classroom – Secondary
Practical strategies to encourage high quality accountable talk across the curriculum
Despite the fact that Spoken Language forms one third of the English curriculum, its teaching in schools has often been neglected. Too often, Oracy is seen as an activity to support other subjects. Whilst Oracy is important for facilitating learning across the whole curriculum, we must also think carefully about how to teach Oracy itself.
Think about whether Oracy is celebrated in your environment.
Are student’s verbal comments collected and displayed?
How often do you read aloud to your class and tell stories?
How many chances do students get to perform poetry, plays, debates, speeches?
Do you model disciplinary talk in your subject areas?
Do all learners including our most vulnerable and EAL feel a sense of inclusion in your language rich classrooms?
Do students know the power of being able to reason like a Scientist, debate like a politician etc?
Join us in this one day course where look at how to explicitly teach Oracy in Secondary with a focus on how Oracy can easily be interwoven into your teaching of other subjects. To support your development of Oracy we will explore a range of progression of language structures tailored to benefit your setting.
This course will highlight why being a good role model for Oracy is crucial. Just as using your thinking voice is an important tool for developing children’s metacognitive skills in Writing, so it is for Oracy. Verbalising making Oracy choices and thinking about the most effective way to phrase speech is key to supporting development.
Who: This event is open to practitioners from secondary/P16 education.
Date: 24th June 8.30am – 3pm
Facilitators: Amy Ford, Geraldine McCauley
Venue: Chellaston Fields