Developing language and communication skills through effective small group work : spirals : from 3 to 8 / Marion Nash with Jackie Lowe and Tracey Palmer
- Sessions for nursey -- Materials -- Timing -- Key teaching points -- Main concepts covered in nursey sessions -- Nursey Sessions 1-12 -- Sessions for Foundation/Key Stage 1 -- Materials -- Timing -- Key teaching points -- Main concepts covered in Foundation/Key Stage 1 sessions -- Foundation/Key Stage 1 Sessions 1-12 -- Sessions for Key Stage 2 -- Materials -- Timing -- Key teaching points -- Main concepts covered in Key Stage 2 sessions -- Key Stage 2 Sessions 13-24 -- Puppets as partners in supporting communication -- Using your puppets with confidence -- You do not have to try to be a ventriloquist -- Choosing and creating a character for your puppet -- Creatures or people puppets -- Be clear -- Keys to strong emotional health through puppet work -- Research on labelling emotions in the early years -- The three levels of work to support emotional literacy -- Potential health benefits -- Easy with finger puppets -- Behavioural difficulties linked to self-esteem and confidence -- Free play puppets -- Goodbyes -- Puppet stage -- Reference.
- "Poor language and communication skills have been shown to have a profound effect on the life chances of children and young people. research tells us this consistently over the years. The national review by John Bercow (2008) emphasised this." "Now in its third edition, Developing Language and Communication Skills through Effective Small Group Work provides essential information for practitioners working with linguistically vulnerable children. It is underpinned by an approach based on developmental psychology and brain-based research. The book provides clarity and repetition of key concipts at a level that this particular cohort of children requires. The book now includes a section on using the power of puppets to support communication. Feedback from practitioners is that it is not only fun to run the SPIRALS groups but also highly effective in providing the support the children need. SPIRALS training has been mapped onto the SLCF (Speech, Language and Communication Framework)." "The SPIRALS language book contains a wealth of effective ideas for activities to support good practice to develop children's speech, language and communication skills. The most powerful way to use SPIRALS is as set out in the sessions as an ongoing programme, although these activities can be used as stand-alone ideasto target a particular area of concern. The sessions have been carefully designed to build upon children's existing skills base. Small spirals of learning are introduced at a pace the children can access and retain. SPIRALS supports good practice in early years settings and schools up to Key Stage 2. The aim is to develop effective language and communication skills which will underpin a range of critical thinking, reasoning and social competency skills as well as increased ability to listen, maintain focus and learn effectively. Also it has been shown that improvements in levels of spoken language can have a positive impact on written literacy." "This fully updated edition will be particulary useful for teachers, teaching assistants in early years and in schools, speech and language therapists and assistants interested in the SPIRALS language development technique."--BOOK JACKET.
- 9780415576895 (pbk.)
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