6 Tips For Improving Oracy

By asking students to replace a word with a more specific or sophisticated synonym; add a subordinate clause or use one of the keywords from the lesson in their answer, you are constantly raising the standard of their thinking and speaking.Again, by modelling this process first, students are able to see, hear and understand the thinking behind the redrafting process. It is worth remembering that if students answer using complex sentences, their thinking becomes more complex too.In a world where silent classrooms are often associated with great behaviour/learning, it’s easy to forget that it’s good to talk!Links:See a previous Teacher Toolkit blog – Talk Turkey – about oracy which discusses the LKMco report ‘Oracy: The State of Speaking in Our Schools’, and links to Concept Cartoons as a dynamic context for developing pupil talk and promoting rich dialogue.

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