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Speaking in Sentences Book 1

Oral language activities to take the struggle out of literacy

Take a fresh approach to oral language. Speaking in Sentences offers new ideas and suggestions for the standard components of any oral language programme. Its activities will help students speak in full sentences, use correct grammar and predict text in reading. This resource caters for a wide range of learning abilities and can be used in the classroom, for children with special oral language needs, for homework or for ESOL programmes.

Ages: 7-12 | Pages: 56 | Code: 0227 | ISBN: 9781877390197

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Jenny Pyatt

Jenny Pyatt has taught at all levels in primary schools in a variety of classroom and managerial positions. Now retired and living by the sea, Jenny pursues her interests of writing poetry and photography.


Introduction 4
Part 1: Diagnostic tools 5
Language sample5
Oral language sentences8
Assessment – summary and analysis12
Part 2: Fun, quick and handy activities 13
Impromptu speeches13
Story starters16
Re-telling stories17
Telephone conversations17
Hide the object17
Describing in the negative17
Practising irregular past tense18
Expanding vocabulary – positives and negatives18
I spy18
Introducing and interviewing a speaker19
Self-access resources20
Part 3: Comprehension and related activities 21
Activity One: The story of Pete the Pirate22
Activity Two: The story of the winding river23
Activity Three: The story of the horse that got away24
Activity Four: The story of the ball that rolled and rolled25
Activity Five: The story of Samantha the Spider26
Activity Six: The story of Andy the Astronaut27
Activity Seven: Conversation – what would you like?29
Activity Eight: Fill the gaps – how often?30
Part 4: Using pronouns 32
Activity One: Action book33
Activity Two: He and she card game33
Activity Three: He and she action pictures36
Activity Four: He, she, it and they action pictures37
Activity Five: Sentence completion with his, her and their38
Activity Six: Story completion with his, her and they39
Activity Seven: Conversation – what can you see?40
Part 5: Sequence stories 41
Activity One: Andy the Astronaut's space trip42
Activity Two: Building a story from pictures43
Activity Three: The life cycle of a frog44
Activity Four: The life cycle of a monarch butterfly45
Activity Five: Getting ready for school46
Activity Six: My robot friend47
Part 6: Barrier games 48
How to make a barrier board49
Game One: Sharing shapes50
Game Two: Barrier beads50
Game Three: Making maps52
Game Four: Pictures in pairs52