Talk for Writing
This year our focus will be to develop our children's communication and listening skills. Research has shown that our children's emergent writing skills will be enhanced by their awareness and use of language and new vocabulary.
We will be developing their love of language through exposure to a range of core reading books and modelling of new words and vocabulary. We will also be doing a lot of role-play using masks and costumes to bring to life the experience of the books for our children.
We will be incorporating a range of story maps, repetition and actions of stories to further enable our children to remember familiar stories. Through this the children will be able to retell familiar stories independently and be able to use their own imaginations to make changes to familiar stories.
We would really appreciate parental support in developing our children's love of spoken language and to develop listening skills. The children will take books home to share with their family.
Language can be developed through questioning our children, creating scenarios for them, discussing new experiences and creating simple stories.