It's good to talk! How we encourage oracy in the classroom

It's good to talk! How we encourage oracy in the classroom

How we encourage oracy in the classroom Rachael Edgar @Dubai_Teachmeet The School of Research Science KHDA What Works Monday 9th December 2013 Talk is the sea upon which all else floats James Britton, Language and Learning, 1970 Rachael Edgar @Dubai_Teachmeet @SRS_Dubai Why is students talk in groups often not creative or productive? 1. Many students may not know how to talk and think together effectively 2. Their teachers assume they do

Rachael Edgar @Dubai_Teachmeet @SRS_Dubai Student Oracy-what is key? Encouraging/ modelling the use of exploratory/high quality talk Strategies for getting them talking Rachael Edgar @Dubai_Teachmeet @SRS_Dubai Structuring/modelling exploratory talk Teacher: What is the chemical symbol for Oxygen? Teacher: With your partner, discuss what you know about Oxygen. (suitable pause) Sara, what do you know about Oxygen?

Sara: O is the chemical symbol for Oxygen. Student: O Teacher: Alia is she right? Alia: Er yes? Teacher: Well done. Teacher: What else do you know about Oxygen? Alia: You breathe it. Teacher: Mariam , which of those answers do you think is the most interesting? Rachael Edgar @Dubai_Teachmeet @SRS_Dubai Exploratory Talk.

in which partners engage critically but constructively with each other's ideas; everyone participates; tentative ideas are treated with respect;

ideas may be challenged; challenges are justified, reasons are given and alternative ideas or understandings are offered; opinions are considered before decisions are made and agreement is sought. Knowledge is made publicly accountable and so reasoning is visible in the talk. Rachael Edgar @Dubai_Teachmeet @SRS_Dubai Exploratory Talk- How to do it! What do you think? Is there another way of looking at this? I agree with you because What have we

agreed? The opposite view would be... What are your reasons? Have we considered all of the factors? I disagree with you because What if? Another reason is Rachael Edgar @Dubai_Teachmeet @SRS_Dubai

SRS Talk Toolkit.Strategies to facilitate talk Circle Time Rainbow Groups Philosophy for Children Snowballing Pair Talk Listening Triad Envoys Jigsawing

Value Continuum Distancing Hot Seating Goldfish Bowl Freeze Frame Six Thinking Hats Free Discussion Radio Phone-In TV Chat Show Circle of Voices

Post-It Dialogues Rotating Stations Think-Pair-Share 3-Step Interview Rachael Edgar @Dubai_Teachmeet @SRS_Dubai Rainbow Groups. Purpose: Encourages every student to listen (to their home group) and talk (to their colour group) Set Up: Standard group work set up with space to move and discuss. How it works:

Place students in groups with a topic (the same for all, or different topics) to discuss (this is their home group). After discussion students are given a colour and regroup accordingly. The new groups should have a member from each of the home groups. The students then take it in turns to report back what their groups discussed. This can then lead into further discussion. Rachael Edgar @Dubai_Teachmeet @SRS_Dubai Learning Triads. Purpose: Structured means of eliciting information, developing concepts and understanding and processing what is said. Also promotes self-awareness through role of observer. Set Up: Students in threes, two sat facing, one slightly offset not engaged but observing. How it works: Pupils work in groups of three. Each pupil takes on the role of talker, questioner, recorder. The talker explains something, or comments on an issue, or expresses an opinion. The questioner prompts and seeks clarification The recorder makes notes and gives a report at the end of the conversation. Next

time, roles are changed. Rachael Edgar @Dubai_Teachmeet @SRS_Dubai Value Continuum. Purpose: To express opinions, show values, discuss differences of opinion, engage in public discussion. Set Up: Use a piece of rope or string for the continuum; have arrows pointing on the board; place the two extremes of opinion on opposite walls. How it works: In this format students or groups of students have to respond to a thought provoking statement by saying to what degree they agree with it. There are a number of ways this can to used: the students could be asked to come and stand at the point on a line that represents their individual opinion, alternatively, first they could be asked to discuss a statement in groups and then for one of the group to come up to the front and place their groups card/token somewhere along the line, explaining the position their group have taken as they do so. This is an excellent format for comparing responses to different questions and finding out contradictions in their

thinking Rachael Edgar @Dubai_Teachmeet @SRS_Dubai Post-It Dialogues. Purpose: Public discussion without necessarily having to speak publicly. Set Up: Post-it notes for each student, space to move around. How it works: Lots of different ways could have a few sheets of sugar paper with statements or questions on and students read them and post comments; groups of 3/4/5 have to answer question on post its, or produce comments, which they then share, discuss and present; could use role on the wall and students

express opinions/emotions on post-its. Rachael Edgar @Dubai_Teachmeet @SRS_Dubai Students as Leaders of talk. Student toolkit for starters and plenaries Shared planning/ understanding of GREAT learning Getting the basics right Writing great HOT questions Observation feedback from me/peers STUDENTS AS OWNERS OF THEIR OWN LEARNING!

Rachael Edgar @Dubai_Teachmeet @SRS_Dubai For a copy of the Talk Toolkit/ Tomorrows Teachers Toolkit @Dubai_Teachmeet [email protected] www.misedgar.wordpress.com Rachael Edgar @Dubai_Teachmeet @SRS_Dubai

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