How to explain… structured discussion

2019-06-23T07:00:41+01:00November 9th, 2018|literacy|

Over the years I have become increasingly convinced that there is something particularly cognitively 'sticky' about speech. We are more likely to remember that which we have said than that which we have merely read or heard. One of the big problems teachers regularly encounter is that children who are able to articulate interesting opinions and make useful connections orally will often struggle to record these observations in writing. All too often this is because the way children have expressed themselves is the only way they have of expressing themselves. As literate adults, we have the ability to instantaneously translate between [...]