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  • Debating and persuading

    If emotion is the basis of a great speech, then debating or persuading offers the opportunity for greatness to be achieved.  While you may have no desire to set up a formal debate within your class, practising the skills of developing an argument or holding a point of view can be an import...

    Tags: oral language, speaking, debating, persuading, persuasive speaking, e-Learning

  • Oral reading

    Gone, hopefully, are the days of reading lessons where students struggled their way through reading part of the text aloud, while the rest of the group supposedly followed along.  But now in, also hopefully, are the days when students collaborate and share online and off, as part of inqu...

    Tags: oral language, oral reading, e-Learning

  • Audio & video tools

    Audio Tools  Voicethread - An old favourite that was originally free but now requires you to purchase a licence for online use or in app purchases for the app version.  Ideal for creating slideshows with pictures/photos and audio.  Students can use this to provide comment...

    Tags: oral language, presenting, audio tools, video tools, e-Learning

  • What audio and video tools do you use in your classroom?

    Tags: audio, video, oral language, conversation, presentation tools

  • Mid Autumn Thanksgiving Festivals, supporting oral language development, and the Maker Movement - Weekly Update Sept 8th

     Annyeonghaseyo My update today is a bit of a hodge-podge with the main focus on the various Mid-Autumn Thanksgiving Festivals celebrated by many Asian cultures today, September 8th.  Today is also International Literacy Day.   I hope that these festivals are recognised in some w...

    Tags: Moon Festival, Chuseok, Tsukimi, oral language, Maker Movement, Write about this NZ app

  • Lauren MacDonald - Oral language activity based programme

    posted on behalf of Lauren MacDonald The Programme Firstly Id like to give credit where it's due and thank Lisbeth Swanson who was the RTLB I worked with last year, and who is now employed as a Resource Teacher of Literacy. Last year, for my appraisal, I developed an oral langua...

    Tags: oral language

  • Oral language: To think, shape and convey ideas: A guest post by Dr Jannie van Hees

    Hi everyone It is my pleasure today to introduce Dr Jannie van Hees who has written today’s guest post on the topic of supporting the development of oral language in the classroom. It is titled, Oral Language: To think, shape and convey ideas.     Jannie works for Auckland UniS...

    Tags: Oral language, Dr Jannie van Hees, English Language learners

  • Primary ESOL Online Weekly Update , 20 October 2014

    Hi Everyone I know that term 4 is an extremely busy time of the year for all teachers as you evaluate where students are at, write reports, and deal with many end-of-year events and productions as well as carrying on your regular teaching. Life becomes a real balancing act both in and out of sch...

    Tags: Oral language, PLD opportunities

  • ELLs and Oral Language, Part Two

    Today I am summarising some recent discussion in response to my first post on ELLs and oral language and continuing the discussion. Several people have mentioned what a great resource Learning Though Talk is. Remember that there are two books which all schools should have. Learning ...

    Tags: Oral Language, ESOL, Learning through talk

  • Nicky Crawford

    I teach the junior children at Lake Rotoiti School in the Nelson Lakes. We are a tiny school - my class size hovers somewhere around 15. This means that my class is multi-level and so some children stay with me for 4 years.  

    Tags: Literacy, Philosophy for Children, French, Drama, Oral Language, Circletime, Music