Instructional material outlining how to teach 6 to 8 year olds narrative oral retelling, rewriting and generation.
This is a PDF version of Connecting Oral & Written Language – Step 1. If you require the print version, click here.
Although there are many types of genres, the most complex genre is narrative. The production of a narrative is more cognitively and linguistically demanding than participation in a conversation. Research repeatedly reports that narrative programs positively impact overall reading comprehension and written expression ability. Hence once skills are developed in this area, there is a flow-on effect to all other forms of comprehension and written work.
Within Connecting Oral and Written Language – Step 1 the initial oral stage is incredibly important. From a Speech Pathology perspective, oral expression ability is the precursor to written expression ability. Too often students are required to generate narratives before solid foundation skills are established. Remember students need to be provided with multiple opportunities to analyse and orally retell familiar narratives. In this way, they are rehearsing and practicing their oral language skills and simultaneously developing a solid understanding of narrative structure. Remember do not underestimate the value of the initial oral stages of narrative skills development.
This program, designed by Speech Pathologists for 6 to 8 year olds features:
- Narrative tasks are presented in an order of ascending complexity (i.e. pre-narrative, oral narrative retells, written narrative retells and finally narrative generation).
- The manual outlines how to instruct 6 to 8 year old narrative ability and recommends over 45 suitable picture books.
- The classroom pack includes explicit narrative structure cards and display posters
- There is a follow up resource – Connecting Oral and Written Language eBook – Step 2 for 9-12 Year Olds.
This publication is mentioned within the ‘Whole School Literacy Strategy’ booklet on page 20.
Oral language posters – Year 1 & 2
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6-7 Year Old Comprehension Questions Progress Check
A screen of comprehension ability.
The Comprehension Questions screens can be used to assess a child’s progress with the comprehension programs or to allow for identification of areas of weakness
Recommended picture books to read to 6, 7 & 8 year olds
The PLD recommended picture book lists outline quality age appropriate titles to read children at specific ages. The lists have been created by speech pathologists with the aim of promoting the development of oral language skills. Here are points to remember when choosing a book for 6-8 year olds: The themes in the stories are […]
The PLD recommended picture book lists outline quality age appropriate titles to read children at specific ages. The lists have been created by speech pathologists
PLD’s 2020 Whole School Literacy Plan
The document outlines how to implement PLD’s literacy, Movement and Motor and Oral Language resources during the Early Years, Foundation, Year 1 & 2 and across Years 3 to 6. Each page provides suggested time frames and implementation recommendations.
The purpose of this document is to provide an implementation outline to assist schools in scheduling the PLD programs within a broad school-based strategy. When
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Creating texts - Creating texts - Create short imaginative and information texts that show emerging use of appropriate text structure, sentence level grammar, word choice, spelling, punctuation and appropriate multimodal elements, for example illustration
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