Key stage 4 communication workshops

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  • Talk About Communication Plus
  • Talk About The Future
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Coronavirus Oracy Resources - Supporting Teachers & Parents

At present, our team of trainers is unable to work in schools supporting students with their communication skills - but we still want to help those teachers who are supporting the children of essential workers and all the parents out there who are homeschooling. We have pulled together some oracy activities and games that can be used in the classroom or played at home with students of all ages.

Oracy Resources for the Classroom

This PDF contains oracy resources for the classroom aimed at developing visual, vocal and verbal modes of communication. It also includes activities to develop group discussion and listening skills.

Talk About Transition Follow Up Lesson 1: Talk About My New School

This follow-up lesson encourages students to start talking with their peers about their new school now that they have settled in.

Talk About Transition Follow Up Lesson 2: Talk About My Achievements

This follow-up lesson encourages students to start talking with their peers about their achievements and what they are proud of since they started in their new school.

NEW - Talk About Transition Follow Up Lesson 3: Talk About My Goals

This follow-up lesson encourages students to start talking with their peers about their goals for the year now that they have settled in.

NEW - Talk About Transition Follow Up Lesson 4: Talk About My First Year

This follow-up lesson encourages students to start talking with their peers – reflecting on their first year in their new school and their thoughts on moving to Year 8.

Talk About Communication & Talk About Communication Plus – Lesson 1: Presentation Skills

This follow up lesson focuses on a revision of the presentation skills needed to be a good speaker. Using one of President Obama's famous speeches, students will identify and discuss the visual, vocal, verbal and persuasive language techniques employed.

Talk About Communication & Talk About Communication Plus – Lesson 2: Structure & Stories

This follow-up lesson focuses on the structuring of presentations, essays and exam answers and understanding the need to have a key-message for all of these applications. It also looks at the use of personal stories and anecdotes and the types of speech students may wish to make as well as dealing with nerves.

Talk About Communication & Talk About Communication Plus – Lesson 3: Structure & Stories Top Tips

This follow-up lesson focuses on the application of the Talk The Talk model within an interview situation. Students will explore and discuss positive behaviour techniques for preparing and performing during an interview.

Talk About Communication Lesson 4: Persuading Parents

This follow-up lesson focuses on students structuring their own opinions and positions by examining a teenager trying to persuade her mother that she should be allowed to attend a friend's party despite the current pressure of her schoolwork.

Talk About Communication & Talk About Communication Plus – Lesson 5: Teacher Trouble

This follow-up lesson focuses on students writing and presenting a persuasive argument by examining a situation in which a teenager is confronted with her poor performance in her English GCSE coursework.

Talk About Communication & Talk About Communication Plus – Lesson 6: Punishing Parents

The follow-up lesson focuses on students structuring and presenting a response to a parent in an attempt to soften a punishment by examining a situation in which a teenager is being punished following a poor performance in a school assessment.

Talk About Communication Scheme of Work

If you would like a PDF of the Scheme of Work to accompany the six Talk About Communication Follow Up Lessons - you can download it here.

Talk About The Future Follow Up Lesson 1

This follow-up lesson encourages students to consider their life experiences and explore how storytelling can be used within the interview situation.

Talk About The Future Follow Up Lesson 2

This follow-up lesson encourages students to identify how their life experiences have equipped them with a skill set, and how anecdotes can engage an interview panel and highlight skills, strengths and experiences.