Talk The Talk's support doesn't end with our workshops. Use our follow-up lessons to build on what we've started. Free videos and lesson plans - what's not to like?!
Confident communication is an essential life skill. We see our workshops as a catalyst for progression and to build momentum, rather than a 'one-off'.
Our follow-up lessons are full of individual, pair and group activities that will help your school to embed oracy across your curriculum and prepare your students for oral assessments, interviews and presentations.
Each follow-up lesson can be delivered during form or class time and consist of a Powerpoint or QuickTime movie (which can be viewed in full screen), a lesson plan and teacher notes.
Coronavirus Oracy Resources - Supporting Teachers & Parents
At present, our team of trainers is unable to work in schools supporting students with their communication skills - but we still want to help those teachers who are supporting the children of essential workers and all the parents out there who are homeschooling.
We have pulled together some oracy activities and games that can be used in the classroom or played at home with students of all ages.
Oracy Resources for the Classroom
This PDF contains oracy resources for the classroom aimed at developing Visual, Vocal and Verbal modes of communication. It also includes activities to develop Group Discussion and listening skills.
Talk About Transition Follow Up Lesson 1: Talk About My New School
This follow-up lesson encourages students to start talking with their peers about their new school now that they have settled in.
Talk About Transition Follow Up Lesson 2: Talk About My Achievement
This follow-up lesson encourages students to start talking with their peers about their achievements and what they are proud of since they started in their new school.
Talk About Communication LESSON 1: PRESENTATION SKILLS
This follow up lesson focuses on a revision of the presentation skills needed to be a good speaker. Using one of President Obama's famous speeches, students will identify and discuss the visual, vocal, verbal and persuasive language techniques employed.
Talk About Communication LESSON 2: STRUCTURE & STORIES
This follow-up lesson focuses on the structuring of presentations, essays and exam answers and understanding the need to have a key-message for all of these applications. It also looks at the use of personal stories and anecdotes and the types of speech students may wish to make as well as dealing with nerves.
Talk About Communication LESSON 3: STRUCTURE & STORIES TOP TIPS
This follow-up lesson focuses on the application of the Talk The Talk model within an interview situation. Students will explore and discuss positive behaviour techniques for preparing and performing during an interview.
Talk About Communication LESSON 4: PERSUADING PARENTS
This follow-up lesson focuses on students structuring their own opinions and positions by examining a teenager trying to persuade her mother that she should be allowed to attend a friend's party despite the current pressure of her schoolwork.
Talk About Communication LESSON 5: TEACHER TROUBLE
This follow-up lesson focuses on students writing and presenting a persuasive argument by examining a situation in which a teenager is confronted with her poor performance in her English GCSE coursework.
LESSON 6: PUNISHING PARENTS
The follow-up lesson focuses on students structuring and presenting a response to a parent in an attempt to soften a punishment by examining a situation in which a teenager is being punished following a poor performance in a school assessment.
If you would like a PDF of the Scheme of Work to accompany the six Talk About Communication Follow Up Lessons - you can download it here.
Talk About The Future Follow Up Lesson 1
This follow-up lesson encourages students to discuss their future plans with their peers and conduct pair interviews on their intentions when they leave school.
Talk About The Future Follow Up Lesson 2
This follow-up lesson encourages students to give a talk on their future plans to their peers
TALK THE TALK & THE NATIONAL LITERACY & NUMERACY FRAMEWORK FOR WALES
This document outlines how the Talk About Communication programme directly supports the oracy elements of the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework in secondary schools in Wales.