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Learning through talk in the early years [electronic resource] : practical activities for the classroom / Elizabeth Sharp.

By: Sharp, Elizabeth (Elizabeth M.).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Paul Chapman Pub. ; SAGE Publications, 2005Description: 1 online resource (xi, 112 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781847877994 (electronic bk.); 1847877990 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Language arts (Early childhood) -- Activity programs | Listening -- Study and teaching (Early childhood) -- Activity programs | EDUCATION -- Language Experience ApproachGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Learning through talk in the early years.DDC classification: 372.6/044 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- How to use this book -- Chapter 1 45; Activities around songs44; poetry and rhymes -- Chapter 2 45; Home corners and talk areas -- Chapter 3 45; Drama44; role45;play and mime -- Chapter 4 45; Story boxes44; story bags and story telling -- Chapter 5 45; Debating and questioning -- Chapter 6 45; Pictures and picture books -- Chapter 7 45; Circle time and talk games -- Reference and book list -- Index -- Last Page.
Summary: Lots of ideas and suggestions for activities using and encouraging talk in the classroom make this book a lively, practical guide to encouraging young children to develop their verbal reasoning skills and to communicate more effectively. There is advice on how to tie in these activities with the various curriculum subjects and the following are covered: o setting up a talk corner. o using story bags and story boxes. o using circle time and playing games to encourage talk. In each activity there are directions for helping children with special educational needs, working with teaching assistants and other adults in the classroom, planning and assessing work and finding suitable resources. A selection of photocopiable material is included and all the suggestions and ideas in the book have been tried and tested by the author in her own classroom. The focus of this book is on young children aged five to eight years, but the activities can be adapted to suit those younger or older.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 107-109) and index.

Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- How to use this book -- Chapter 1 45; Activities around songs44; poetry and rhymes -- Chapter 2 45; Home corners and talk areas -- Chapter 3 45; Drama44; role45;play and mime -- Chapter 4 45; Story boxes44; story bags and story telling -- Chapter 5 45; Debating and questioning -- Chapter 6 45; Pictures and picture books -- Chapter 7 45; Circle time and talk games -- Reference and book list -- Index -- Last Page.

Lots of ideas and suggestions for activities using and encouraging talk in the classroom make this book a lively, practical guide to encouraging young children to develop their verbal reasoning skills and to communicate more effectively. There is advice on how to tie in these activities with the various curriculum subjects and the following are covered: o setting up a talk corner. o using story bags and story boxes. o using circle time and playing games to encourage talk. In each activity there are directions for helping children with special educational needs, working with teaching assistants and other adults in the classroom, planning and assessing work and finding suitable resources. A selection of photocopiable material is included and all the suggestions and ideas in the book have been tried and tested by the author in her own classroom. The focus of this book is on young children aged five to eight years, but the activities can be adapted to suit those younger or older.

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