Developing Language and Communication Skills through Effective Small Group Work
SPIRALS: From 3-8, 3rd Edition
Routledge – 2011 – 118 pages
First published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Praise for previous edition:
'Teaching staff, assistants in schools and nurseries are finding this book invaluable. It is a good idea which is fully resourced, simply produced, gives a terms worth of language work for the most needy pupils and above all is fun for both adults and children. How can it be so much fun and so effective at the same time? I'm just glad that it is! Well worth buying and putting into practice with small groups of 6 to 8 linguistically vulnerable children. The positive effects spread into the classroom.' - Customer Review, Amazon
Acknowledgements Introduction Sessions for Nursery Materials Timing Key teaching points Main concepts covered in Nursery sessions Nursery sessions 1–12 Sessions for Foundation/Key Stage 1 Materials Timing Key teaching points Main concepts covered in Foundation/Key Stage 1 sessions Foundation/Key Stage 1 sessions 1–12 Sessions for Key Stage 2 Materials Timing Key teaching points Main concepts covered in Key Stage 2 sessions Key Stage 2 sessions 13–24 Appendix: photocopiables
Marion Nash currently focusing her Doctoral research on her professional interest in speech, language and communication needs. Marion provides training for Early Years settings, primary schools, speech and language therapy service teams, local authorities with 'I Can', the national speech and language charity.
Jackie Lowe is currently working with the 'I Can' nursery centre in Plymouth supporting children with specific language impairment.
Tracey Palmer is a highly experienced Primary School teacher who uses the SPIRALS technique to enhance literacy outcomes.
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