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Speaking And Listening Skills Essay

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Speaking and listening skills are very important for a number of reasons:

-Spoken language is at the heart of human interaction, at home, at work and in society. -Speaking and listening skills are important in all contexts in which learning takes place, whether it be literacy, language or numeracy, etc. -Good speaking and listening skills are a key aspect of employability: getting a job, maintaining employment and progressing at work. -Good oral communication skills are important in other aspects of lives, for example in family and peer relationships. -Purposeful use of speaking and listening is central to effective teaching and learning. -Speaking and listening are important in all types of provision, be it discrete literacy and numeracy
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Shaking these loudly, softly, when marching, skipping or stomping. Playing ‘guess what’s inside the instrument’.
-Singing known songs loudly and then softly, stretching words in known songs and adding new words or sounds.
-Listening to a range of music with the children from rap to classical. Encourage the children to move in response to the variety of musical styles and moods.
-Learning some action rhymes such as ‘wind the bobbin up’.
-Playing some commercially produced tapes and CDs. Clapping along with familiar rhymes and learning new ones.
-Listening to the sounds the feet make when walking/running/skipping: slowly, softly, fast, stomping hard, in flip flops, boots, and high heels.
-Trying different types of claps: clapping hands softly, fast and making a pattern for the children to follow. Stomping feet. Tapping fingers. Clicking tongue.
-Inventing a special clap routine for when someone does something really well.
-Reading or saying poems, songs, nursery songs and rhyming stories, trying to use gestures, tapping regular beats and pauses to emphasise the rhythm of the piece.
-Adding percussion to mark the beats using hands, feet or
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