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Speaking and Listening

  • Talking with Puppets - Encourage discussion and questioning skills through the use of puppets.
  • Story Cubes - Find ideas for using the fantastic Story Cubes in the classroom.
  • Learning from Talking Books - Use technology and talking books to support your Literacy teaching.
  • Film Making - A wonderful way for children to work together in a wide variety of subjects.
  • Character Acting - A great way of encouraging children to think more about characters in stories.
  • Careers Night - Organize a "What Should I Be When I Grow Up" career night for your class, involving the children and their parents.
  • Speaking Activities Word Document - Lots of ideas and activities to develop children's speaking skills. Contributed by Maja Hadzic.
  • Magic Pen - Useful time-filler activity in which the class creates a story together.
  • Story Circles - An enjoyable way of generating some stories around your class.
  • Describing Pictures - A fun activity which increases describing (and listening) skills.
  • Planet Characters - Help your children to think about the characters of different planets and have a catwalk style fashion show!
  • Speaking Non-Sense - Let children practice their public speaking in the privacy of their own classroom.
  • Now Who's the Teacher? - A fun way of reinforcing what children have learnt throughout the week.
  • Interviews - A number of ideas for how to organize interviewing in the classroom.
  • Why do you Like it? - An enjoyable way of encouraging children to support their own opinions.
  • Elevens - A fun drama activity, which encourages planning ahead and tactical thinking!
  • Grandma's Footsteps - Another drama activity, which can be used for finding out about a new group of children.
  • Dog's Trust Drama Resources - Two drama based activities that help pupils to understand life from a dog's perspective.
  • What's the Time, Mr. Wolf? - An enjoyable drama game for a group of children.
  • Copy Me - A simple drama activity, which is good for team building and developing observational skills.
  • Media Awareness - Analyse adverts, and try to make your own, with this enjoyable Literacy activity.

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