Teaching Literacy and Language through Dialogue 

Notes from the Classroom

Chris Bailey 

In this account of her teaching practice over the course of her career, Chris Bailey sets out a compelling case for helping children to become more proficient in classroom dialogue.
She shows how teaching literacy through dialogue not only enhances children’s written work, but also how dialogue is a vital component of learning across the curriculum, resulting in more productive group work and greater access to subject content.
Connecting research from the University of Cambridge to her own practice, this book offers ideas for units of work that incorporate dialogue in a range of subject areas across the primary curriculum. Chris brilliantly combines the warm and funny classroom moments which will be familiar to all teachers with an account of how research can be integrated into practice.
This book is a valuable resource for new teachers, and any teacher who is interested in finding out more about how to teach dialogue and oracy.

£10.00                                                             ISBN 978-1-9164565-2-5
 

Whittling Away 
Forest School Tools 

Anita Lehmann
Tennie Videler (illustrator)

Come watch the greens

come smell the smells
come hear the tales
the forest tells...
Dixie the Pixie wants to whittle a new horsey for his collection, and Dawn Thorn wants to whittle too. But there’s a problem...Dawn is so impatient to start that she doesn’t listen to what Dixie tells her. Will she ever learn how to whittle safely?

Whittling Away is the first book in the Forest School Tools series: a collection of stories about the adventures of the pixies and their friends that will delight children as they learn how to safely carry out forest school activities. 

£5.99                                                      ISBN:  978-1-9164565-3-2

 
 

Playground of Ideas
Thinking and talking together in Key Stage 1

Laura Kerslake

Sharing ideas together helps children to learn more effectively, understand new concepts and collaborate in group work.
But how can you make sure that all of your children in your class develop the skills and mindset and skills to be able to share their ideas?
The Playground of Ideas uses familiar images of playground equipment to help children to become confident in expressing their own thoughts and listening to the ideas of others from the first years of primary school. Throughout the sessions, children will practice giving reasons, exploring different points of view and developing their thinking skills.
This book provides a complete teaching resource which includes activities for whole class discussion, small group and pair work. The discussion topics have been carefully chosen to allow children to take part in inquiries that support learning throughout the curriculum. 

 £15 .00                                                        ISBN 978-1-9164565-1-8
 
 
 

Der Gedanken-Spielplatz
Miteinander im Dialog nachdenken in der 1. und 2. Klasse

Laura Kerslake 

 Übersetzt von Sarah Rimmington

Durch den Gedankenaustausch lernen Kinder neue Konzepte kennen und gewinnen ein komplexeres Verständnis von Zusammenhängen. Ihre Arbeit in Kleingruppen wird effektiver.

Wie kann man aber dafür sorgen, dass alle Kinder in Ihrer Klasse die dafür nötigen Fähigkeiten und Denkweise entwickeln? 


Der Gedanken-Spielplatz setzt vertraute Abbildungen von Spielplatzgeräten ein, um GrundschülerInnen dafür zu gewinnen, einander zuzuhören und selbstbewusst eigene Gedanken beizutragen. Im Laufe der Unterrichtseinheiten üben die Kinder, wie man seine Meinung begründet, sich mit einer Vielfalt von Standpunkten auseinandersetzt und ein vertieftes Verständnis entwickelt.
Das Buch bietet vollständige Unterrichtsmaterialien und beinhaltet Aktivitäten für den Einsatz in der ganzen Klasse, in Kleingruppen oder mit einem/r GesprächspartnerIn. Die Gesprächsthemen wurden sorgfältig ausgewählt, um Gespräche zu fördern, die das Lernen in allen anderen Fächern unterstützen.

€ 20.00                                                      ISBN 978-1-9164565-0-1