Evidence shows that strong skills in speaking and understanding language have a significant impact on pupils’ educational attainment, social, emotional and mental health and life chances. Classrooms which encourage and facilitate talk are beneficial for all children and young people.
For pupils who have difficulties with speaking and understanding language, or speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), creating a communication supportive environment provides an essential foundation on which more specialist interventions can be built.
A good spoken language curriculum should provide children with the opportunity both to develop their skills, and use talk to enhance their learning.
Be aware of the complexity of the question that you’re asking different pupils. A ‘what’ question (for example, ‘what’s happening here?’) is much simpler to answer than a ‘how’ question (for example, ‘how do we know he’s feeling like that?). Modify the questions you ask pupils based on their speaking and understanding abilities.
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