Everyday literacy: Speaking and listening is a three-book series that aims to improve reading and oral language development in the classroom. Each book contains 20 weekly units which include activities and an easy assessment page to reinforce skills covered. The activities can be split into fun, easy lessons that can be completed on a daily basis. Teachers can use this series in conjunction with their reading andliteracy programme.
Units and sections include:
- Oral vocabulary development – describing people, places and things; retelling and listening
- Phonological awareness – identifying rhymes, blending word phonemes; breaking words into syllables; identifying digraphs
- Comprehension – making predictions and inferences, sequencing, recalling details; making connections using illustrations, prior knowledge and experience
- Motor skills – develops small muscle and large muscle coordination.