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Why teach oracy?

Plenty of time in school is devoted to developing reading and writing skills. We think that oracy also needs to be taught, and have gathered together lots of our favourite ways of developing those discrete oracy skills.

Building Skills

All of these games and exercises can help your students build different important oracy skills, such as confidence, listening, and analysis. Some activities are short and work well as a starter/plenary exercise within a lesson, whereas some are well worth devoting a whole lesson to exploring.

Once your students have mastered the basics, why not devote a whole history lesson to oracy, or set up your own school debate club?

Case studies of secondary schools 

We’ve visited various schools across the country which have all successfully embedded oracy into the culture of their school. Read about they’ve done it and take away tips for your school.

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