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Oral Language

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Last updated by Sue Bridges

Resources, ideas and strategies for increasing student achievement in oral language

This page will be populated as discussions occur within the listserv.  In the meantime, those looking for ideas to stimulate oral language through the use of technology may find some of the ideas in the Oral language section of the Blended e-Learning Community VLN group of interest.
Oral Language  


"Learning Through Talk" available from Down the Back of the Chair

Learning through talk Y1-3

"This resource for teachers focuses on how teachers can use the dimensions of effective practice to support students in learning about and using oral language so that they become successful learners. This book will help teachers to:

Become more strategic and deliberate in their instructional practice;

Build their professional knowledge about oral language and how it develops and reflects critically on their own practice."

It comes as two books: Years 1-3 and Years 4-6


Tools to assist oral explanations e.g of maths processes


Jing  http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html




Show Me  

Show Me http://www.showme.com/





Two video clips to inspire, motivate and create some oral language.  
Danny MacAskill - "Way Back Home"
Danny MacAskill’s Imaginate
If your learners get hooked there is plenty more to check out on Danny MacAskill’s own video collection site.

Blog Posts to Check out:

Teaching your students how to have a conversation Very useful steps to reinforce!