Literacy- Oracy Project

Please find below some materials to help establish “Oracy” in the classroom.

Speaking and Listening Strategies

Speaking and Listening Activities

Oracy and Thinking Skills


Having discussed and explored Oracy, what is your next step? Which activities would you be able to trial?


Cooperative Learning

Triple Impact Marking

Following a meeting of a few staff and Dan Hopper from Design Think, we discussed the idea of Triple Impact Marking after seeing one of Dan’s fantastic posters. This is something that we were keen to develop further for many reasons but mainly to make student more aware of the expectations of submitting their work and to take action following feedback. Also, it is also useful for staff to reflect on the processes of feedback and consider and share best practice.

Below is an initial idea on the Triple Impact Marking process:

All feedback is welcome at this stage as the work will be developing in to a resource hat can be put in to practice and shared with staff and students alike.

Literacy and ICT

With a major focus on literacy at present in all schools, we can engage with students through the use of technology. This can be achieved through the use of technologies such as blogging, video commentaries, new iPad apps such as Explain Everything and Coaches Eye but we can also raise the profile and help students remember through creating reminders or checklist. Below is an innovative use of ICT to do this:

Thanks to Miss Chambers for her contribution.

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TED Blog


Stepping onto the TED or TEDx stage — or speaking in front of any group of people, for that matter — is truly nerve-wracking. Will you remember everything you wanted to say, or get so discombobulated that you skip over major points? Will the audience be receptive to your ideas, or will you notice a guy in row three nodding off to sleep?

Presentation expert Nancy Duarte, who gave the TED Talk “The secret structure of great talks,” has built her career helping people express their ideas in presentations. The author of Slide:ology and Resonate, Duarte has just released a new book through the Harvard Business Review: The HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations.

The TED Blog talked with Duarte in her California office about what makes a killer presentation, as well as about how giving her own TED Talk shaped her thoughts on presenting.

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Introduction to Thunks

The questions shown on these slides are all based on THUNKS by Ian Gilbert – a thunk being “a beguiling question about everyday things that stops you in your tracks and helps you to look at the world in a whole new light.” The beauty of a thunk is that there are no right or wrong answers, simply well-thought out answers that really challenge and stretch each student’s imagination.