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Language and Communication in Primary Schools

Language and Communication in Primary Schools

First Edition

May 2016 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Language and communication are essential in the classroom: essential in children’s learning, essential in teachers’ communication with children, and essential in children’s understanding of themselves and their world.

This book is a guide for trainee and beginning teachers on how to support and develop talk in the classroom. It explores the theory behind the teaching of language and communication skills and includes lots of practical advice on how to translate this into the classroom. It tackles the challenges and issues of managing talk in the classroom setting, and explores the role of language in children’s learning.

The book addresses the challenge of language difficulties and delayed language development among children entering school. The crucial role of adults in supporting early language development is explained, and the book also considers the needs of children for whom English is an additional language. 
Early language development
Creating the climate for successful communication
Talk for learning
Talking with children
Language and communication in the English curriculum
Planning for and assessing children’s learning
Challenges: children’s communication difficulties
Language variation
Speaking and listening: addressing the needs of EAL pupils
Digital Communication

Selected this text for our newly verified creative curriculum Module and it has proved very useful with lots of pointers and ideas for the students to reflect on.

Mrs Terrie Blaszczyk
Froebel College, Roehampton University
January 23, 2018

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Chapter 1 - Early Language Development

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