PREMUIN RESOURCE | Oral narrative engages students in describing a character, role playing the character and through discussion accepting and using ideas and feedback for the role play. The resource includes a Character Role Play explanation, three role play scenarios for the students to enact, character masks, (to be laminated and mounted on a short wooden rod) learning goal and a management chart and cards. This is an excellent resource to link with narrative reading and writing.
SMART RESOURCE | A visual way of demonstrating the simple art of conversation to young children. Speaking frames in the form of speech bubbles give students examples of greeting and fare welling people in a polite and friendly manner. The resource includes a set of black and white student sheets with a blank speech bubble. Students complete the speech bubble in their own words. Also there is a blank face with speech bubble; the students can draw themselves using polite conversation. Display the students work in a manner that forms a conversation.
SMART RESOURCE | Discussion cards for partner or group conversation. The prompt cards have questions or statements which focus on exchanging, sharing, recounting and expressing ideas. Also included is a set of blank cards for writing further discussion ideas. These could be written in collaboration with the class.
SMART RESOURCE | The resource outlines the roles students play in small groups during discussion time. The roles of encourager, reporter, manager, recorder, collector and group member include a job description and several verbal prompts to assist a student in that particular role. The resource includes charts for display and small cards for each member of the group.