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Literacy Out Loud: Creating Vibrant Classrooms Where “Talk” Is the Springboard for All Learning

Author: Terry Campbell, Michelle E McMartin

Availability: In Stock

Code: PBP8481

ISBN: 9781760568481

No of Pages: 128

Publish date: 22/10/2018

Price: $32.95


How can teachers create a lively social network of literacy learning
where talk is the foundation? How can classroom talk be encouraged and guided
so that students become fluent and effective oral communicators? This book
proposes everyday activities that will answer these questions and help literacy

Committed to the power of oral language, Literacy Out Loud recognises the important role “talk” plays in
developing the reading and writing abilities that students need. The book
offers strategies where oral language takes centre stage and is fostered
through engaging activities in F–8 classrooms.

Literacy activities and events focus on all aspects of listening
and speaking, and emphasise enjoyable, purposeful, social learning. This timely
book reveals powerful glimpses into classrooms where students:

  • engage in speaking and listening for fun
    and for discovering themselves, one another and their world

  • become alert to the many topics they can
    talk about, read about and write about, both collaboratively and individually

  • find their own personal voice through
    listening attentively and responding genuinely.

Literacy Out Loud argues that listening and speaking, or
talk, is at the heart of a vibrant classroom. It shows teachers how to nurture
dynamic classroom talk that is essential in its own right and makes all
learning possible.