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ERIC Number: ED491370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 129
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-4129-0310-6
Learning through Talk in the Early Years: Practical Activities for the Classroom
Sharp, Elizabeth
Paul Chapman Publishing
The aim of this book is to provide a practical guide to activities that require children to use language in a variety of situations. It is by providing lots of opportunities for speaking and listening that children, hopefully, can develop and extend their language skills. The book is arranged in chapters describing and explaining the activities. Some sections include photocopiable materials if relevant and they all show cross-curricular links and ideas for planning when the activities can be carried out. There is a list of resources required although some of the activities do not need any. By arranging the book in this way, everything required for a particular activity can be found in one place. Practitioners can turn to the activity they wish and 'lift' the whole section, which should include all the information they need. A section is included in the references at the end of the book naming titles of books and resources that the author has found particularly helpful and that children have responded to really well. These are only suggestions and do not have to be used. Some suggestions of how teaching assistants might be deployed are also included. This book contains the following seven chapters: (1) Activities around Songs, Poetry and Rhymes; (2) Home Corners and Talk Areas; (3) Drama, Role-Play and Mime; (4) Story Boxes, Story Bags and Story Tellings; (5) Debating and Questioning; (6) Pictures and Picture books; and (7) Circle Time and Talk Games. [This book was published by Paul Chapman Publishing.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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